Kenyans have lately embraced the use of the internet in more of their daily activities. For this reason, the internet has continued to penetrate even in the least developed regions in the country. People not only use the internet for fun but also in their businesses. Startups and great companies now conduct their businesses online on websites. Most people may not know much about the threat they might be exposed to online. The safety of all websites basically depends on similar features, however, some websites may have advanced security details which we will be discussing in this article.
Ensure the site has a license.
Most people especially those hoping to buy a service or products online should be concerned about this. Most legitimate online shopping and gambling sites-which are the leading online activities in Kenya- have licenses for operation. This ensures that they have complied with all the state provided rules and regulations on data security. As a matter of fact, most online shops and gambling sites have apps.
If you are not sure of your safety placing bets from websites, you can just gamble from mobile apps casinos. App casinos don’t require personal information every time you log in. Besides, you can secure your account from getting accessed by the wrong person. Also, you avoid the risk of getting redirected to the wrong site or getting those annoying pop-ups that might are in most cases click baits to opening malware-infested links.
Find and read the website’s policy for privacy
Make sure the website’s URL has an S in “HTTPS”.
All legitimate websites have an S to symbolize safety and encryption. This assures you that your activities online are not intruded upon by a third party and that any information you use is in safe hands. If the URL lacks the “S” at the end of HTTP, just move on to the next website.
Check for their contact information
A legitimate website should have well-detailed contact information. Usually, it includes a phone number or several, a physical location address, an e-mail address, and other ways to contact the website owner. You should be able to find all these details on their landing and About us pages. If they look scanty or are missing, you can’t get any answers if something goes wrong.
You will and can never go wrong with online reviews. Users who have sought the same services you are looking for have been in your shoes. If you are worried about your safety or efficiency of a product or service, complaints and compliments from users with previous experience will clear all your doubts or save you the trouble of infesting your gadgets with malware.
Stay focused and avoid clicking anything that pops up.
The internet is full of cybercriminals trying to lure you into clicking malicious links. Remember curiosity killed the cat. You may not die literally, but you could lose all your information and files from your devices. Some cybercriminals infect your computers with malware and then demand ransom, to give back your information. For this reason, you should avoid browsing on your office or organization’s desktop. You might download malware and lose important information. Avoid those pop-ups that keep prompting you to download something.
Follow Google’s Lead
Every time you browse something online using google, you get numerous results. Your search engine indicates whether a site is secure or not. Most people ignore the disclaimer, which they shouldn’t. Avoid websites that are not secure like the plague. As mentioned earlier, you receive numerous results on the search engine so, you can always move to the next secure website on the line.
Gambling and online shopping are risks as they are. Taking extra measures to stay safe should be a routine for everyone. You don’t want to lose your money or personal information while you could have prevented it.