Stay cyber safe this holiday

Criminal activity often peaks over holiday seasons, mostly because people are in good spirits and let their guard down. Many of the things we do over this period also make for easy opportunities for criminals to capitalise on.

“The biggest myth we all believe is that cybercrime won’t happen to us, and we are far more exposed than we think and at the same time, the criminals are becoming smarter. But there are a few common-sense things we can do that will make it much more difficult for criminals to take advantage of us” says Jacqueline Fick, Executive Head of Forensic Services at Cell C.

1.    Social media:

Facebook and Twitter are how we let all our friends know about the incredible holidays we are experiencing. But it’s also a great source of information for criminals. An innocent location “check-in” post on a social media platform could easily be used as intelligence by

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