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How to unlock bootloader of LG devices including LG V60, LG V50S, LG G6 and LG G8S

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LG has been pretty mean in allowing users to unlock the bootloader of their devices which in turn gives them freedom to tinker their devices by modding and rooting to perform other enhancements. Its unlocking policy hasn’t been fair at best, currently only allowing a select group of devices that were sold unlocked to undergo the process. Furthermore, the process is only available for a few supported devices in certain regions.

If you’re a developer or an android hobbyist that like to mod a few things here and there like I do, then you’d probably shop carefully if you intent to use an LG phone for your activities. Personally, I like getting hold of old devices that I love bringing them back to life by replacing their batteries and installing a custom ROM based on the current version of the android operating system.

Like in my previous project where I brought back the good-old-loved HTC 10 to life, replacing the battery and installing a pure version of android 10 based on the Pixel Experience ROM, sometimes you really don’t have to purchase expensive notch era devices. I got the phone for less than USD.50 (Ksh. 5,000) and has some specs you won’t get on a current device that costs less than Ksh.10,000.

While I could easily get a HTC device and unlock its bootloader using the HTDdev tools, LG is a little picky on which devices to support. Just today, LG has now included an official support for unlocking the bootloader of LG V50 ThinQ, v60, v50s and LG G8S.

If you have a supported LG device, the phone maker has prepared a sufficient tutorial on how to unlock the boatloader on its unlocking page that I see no need to include it here. Instead, I’ll provide a link for your convenience. And if you’re curious if your device is supported, then you’ll first need to check on the device support page before proceeding.

Unlocking the bootloader allows users to install a custom ROM probably based on the latest version of android; like for example, if you have LG G6 H870 sold in the European union, you can easily install a custom ROM to enjoy the benefits of Android 10 which the device doesn’t officially support.

By following instructions on the LG unlocking page, you can easily unlock the bootloader; you’ll be required to generate the Device ID using platform tools which has to be entered alongside your phone’s IMEI on the company’s online verification tool. Once the verification is successful, you’ll receive an email containing a bootloader unlock key in .bin format that will be required in the process.

How to unlock the bootloader of LG devices;

Just follow simple steps on below LG’s official page

Link: https://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev

You can also confirm if a device is supported on the same page.

Why you should not buy Safaricom Neon Phones if you intent to use other lines

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Safaricom’s Neon franchise presents the most affordable smartphones you could buy here in Kenya and for a good reason; Neon devices are sold locked to the Safaricom network. This is a more or less like buying a phone on contract in other countries such as the US where you could easily ask for an unlock code once its fully paid, the problem with Neon smartphones is that you wont have that option to request for an unlock code from Safaricom.

I’ve seen lots of Kenyans trying to figure out how to unlock the Safaricom Neon lineup such as the Neon Ray Neon Ray Pro and the latest sequel – Neon Kicka 5 and use other SIM cards from various networks such as Telkom and Airtel Kenya. While I don’t dispute its actually possible to unlock this phones with unlock codes from various vendors only; the trouble involved doesn’t cut-it, it’s far way more sensible to top up the amount and just buy an alternative from the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 7A which still offers value for your bang.

Reasons you shouldn’t buy the Safaricom Neon phones to unlock for other networks.

  • Voiding Warranty

I understand the main motivation to opt-in for any of the Neon series is the price. They’re relatively low priced and come with a whole 1-year warranty. Whether you use the River-road technicians to alter the IMEI number or pay online vendors to have the unlock code, the Idea isn’t worth losing your warranty, unless of course you’re already out of warranty.

  • Secondly, the cost involved is not worth it.

Say for example you bought any of the Neon phones such as the Safaricom Neon Kicka 5 for Ksh. 3,499 or the Neon Ray Pro for about Ksh. 6,500; you’ll probably have to spend about Ksh. 2,000 just to get the unlock code or a similar amount on the river-road guys. Also understand the process isn’t full-proof and my actually brick your device rendering it unusable. With all that trouble, wouldn’t it be easier to just get a Xiaomi Redmi 7A that can support different carriers and comes with a similar 1-year warranty? If you ask me, the answer is a definite YES.

  • Presence of unlocked alternatives

If price is your main motivation, then you should probably have a look at other alternatives that cost just as less and are sold factory unlocked. I’ve already mentioned the Redmi 7A which has been further discounted thanks to Jumia’s birthday sale. 

  • Single SIM Support

Since the Neon brand is owned by Safaricom, you won’t get the goodness of Dual SIM support we’ve come to love on most android devices. For this reason, you can only expect to use a single SIM card at a time. unfortunately, this applies to even Safaricom, you can’t have to Safaricom SIM cards probably one for MPESA and the other one for general purposes on this device.

  • Meager specifications

While the Neon lineup is technically categorized as smartphones, you won’t do as much on these devices. They come with limited amount of RAM – 512MB for the Kicka 5 and 1GB for the Neon Ray Pro that are not sufficient to run popular applications and Games.

How to link your PayPal to a KCB account using a prepaid card

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Just like MPESA has become a household name in making payments to various merchants here in Kenya, PayPal is globally recognized by almost all merchants we know of and is the main mode of payment that’s readily available for any one across the world. For some reason especially if you have subscribed to various global services such as Netflix, PayPal is a must have and there’s a simple way you could attach a KCB prepaid card to transfer money to PayPal and tract globally.

Important points to note about linking a KCB account to PayPal

  • You currently cannot link an actual KCB Bank account to PayPal but you can using a KCB Prepaid card

There have been some misconceptions amongst Kenyans that you can link an actual KCB account number to PayPal and receive various payments from customers worldwide; the truth is, the only bank that has an actual agreement to transfer funds from your PayPal account to Kenya is Equity bank. A lot of Kenyans have lost a lot of cash trying to withdraw funds from their PayPal accounts and even went as far as using a routing number that landed funds in someone else account in a Bank called “Academy Bank NA”

  • Besides Equity bank, MPESA is also a more convenient alternative and is processed within a few minutes

You can also withdraw money from your PayPal account to your MPESA within a few hours following a guide we posted earlier here.

  • Consider Coop bank

Coop bank natively supports linking a PayPal account to your actual bank account; however, this can only be used in making payments or refunds for failed transactions or goods not delivered from merchants such as on eBay. But you can’t receive payments to your PayPal and withdraw the same to your bank account directly.

How to link PayPal to a KCB Prepaid card.

Using a prepaid card is the only proven way that KCB customers can link PayPal and make global payments.

  • You’ll need to visit a nearest KCB bank and apply for a prepaid card such as the “Me Cash” prepaid card, don’t worry it usually takes a few minutes to have it
  • You’ll pay some issuance fee, usually about Ksh.500
  • Once you’ve got the card, note the 16-digit card number written on it, this usually acts as the account number when loading funds from MPESA.
  • Since PayPal deducts about $1 (Ksh100) to confirm authenticity, you’ll need to load your card with some cash before you can proceed to use it.

How to load your KCB Prepaid card (Me Cash) with funds

  • There are a couple of ways you could load money in your KCB card such as MPESA, KCB Agent, ATM Machine, Online or at a local branch. However, in this case I’ll demonstrate using MPESA.
  • To load your Me Cash Prepaid card using MPESA, ensure you have enough MPESA balance, then open MPESA menu and tap on “Lipa na Mpesa” followed by Pay Bill
  • Enter KCB Pay Bill Number: 522522 then tap OK
  • Enter the 16-digit card number as the “account number
  • Put the amount you intent to load and confirm the transaction
  • You should receive a confirmation message from MPESA and KCB

Proceed to link your card to PayPal in the following steps

  • In your PayPal account, select “link a new card” under “Account Settings” then tap on “Money Banks and Cards
  • Enter the required details and hit “Link Card
  • After completing, you’ll need to call KCB Card center and request for the PayPal code which you’ll note somewhere. Contact details should be on the booklet given alongside the card.
  • Confirm the card in PayPal by entering the given code. Then start paying via PayPal!

How to Deposit and Withdraw cash from a Postbank Account via MPESA

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In the wake of social distancing directives targeted at curbing the spread of the current pandemic, businesses have either moved their operations and services online or adopted mobile money transfer technology such as MPESA to avoid requiring customers to visit their offices. MPESA has over the years transformed how we run things here in Kenya, for example; with zero-rated transaction fees courtesy of the central bank of Kenya, cash transactions over the teller machines have almost stumbled rock-bottom. Kenyans are now more likely to use MPESA than any other means to transfer cash, purchase items and even pay utility bills.

As is the case with most local banks here in Kenya, Postbank now allows users to access several of its services using their mobile phones. Customers can deposit funds to any of their Postbank account, withdraw their account balances and even pay some utility bills such as airtime all thanks to MPESA. The process is easy and just like any other transactions over MPESA, it can be accessed from anywhere in the country via a mobile application or using a USSD Code.

Courtesy of a service Postbank unveiled some years back dubbed “Patacash”, customers can perform several transactions over their mobile phones such as transfer funds from their Postbank account to M-PESA or to another Postbank account. The patacash service is offered under partnership with mobile network provider – Safaricom.

How to deposit money from your MPESA balance to your Postbank account;

  • On your mobile phone, access MPESA menu and choose “Lipa Na Mpesa”
  • Then tap on “Pay Bill”
  • Enter the Postbank business number 200999
  • On the next page, key in Your Full Postbank Account Number as the “Account Number
  • Enter the amount you wish to deposit then
  • Put your Mpesa PIN Number and confirm the transaction.
  • You should see the transaction details on your phone screen, after you’ve confirmed the details are correct, proceed to complete the transaction.

How to withdraw funds from your Posbank account to MPESA using USSD Code

Please note this service is only available to Postbank customers who have registered for the mobile banking service, and as such; you’ll need to visit the nearest Postbank branch and fill in a form to register for mobile banking first if you haven’t done so.

  • On your mobile phone, head over to the dialer app and type: *498#
  • Proceed with the prompts to withdraw
  • You should receive a reference number on your mobile phone, note it somewhere and start the process a fresh.
  • Dial *498# again and insert the reference number you received in the earlier step
  • Enter your new PIN and confirm,
  • On successful activation, Dial “498” again and choose available mobile banking options

Sony’s PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn is making its way to Windows PC

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One of Sony’s PS4 coveted titles – Horizon Zero Dawn is finally making its way to windows PC gamers, the video game which is currently rated amongst top titles on the PS4 platform has been a prized exclusive on the platform for a while. We also received a hint from our earlier editorial that the video Game would most likely be supported on the next iteration of PlayStation – PS5 when it becomes available later in the year.

While its exact debut to windows platform has since been unclear, we now have a clear picture of when this is supposed to happen. For those of us with gaming capable PC rigs and have been longing for a day to experience the video game on their hardware, looks like that time is just about to happen – at least on 7th of August from our credible sources. However; if you can’t hold any longer, the game is available for pre-purchase before the release date at steam for $49.99  which translates to about Ksh. 5,000.

We also got a glimpse of the trailer for the complete version of the game released by the developer – Guerilla Games which also plans a debut on the PlayStation 5. From the trailer, Horizon Zero Dawn is set to receive a makeover with a number of features slated to debut on the PC version that include an unlocked framerate, dynamic foliage, deep graphics customization settings, ultrawide display support, improved reflections, as well as expanded controller options.

Earlier this year, head of PlayStation worldwide studios Hermen Hulst confirmed the intended port to PC as a way to bringing more people to the Game which had since run exclusively on the PS. In his statement, Hulst said the developer stayed open to new ideas and show people what they’ve been missing.

In June, when Sony announced the next iteration of PS, Guerrilla revealed its anticipated sequel of PlayStation 5 dubbed Horizon Forbidden West.

How to install stable beta MIUI 11 based android 10 on Xiaomi Redmi 7A

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Xiaomi’s A series portfolio was intended for the budget conscious consumers who were keen to get every value they could from their hard-earned money. And the Redmi 7A which is currently retailing in the country for Ksh. 9,499 offers the best combination possible for value and best bang for the buck. In fact, the model is touted to outperform rivals that utilize the Go edition of android, and to make things even more fun, you can now easily upgrade to a stable version of android 10 based on MIUI 11.

It has one of the best hardware configurations for devices that cost under Ksh 10,000 in Kenya and is currently discounted on Jumia through Jumia’s anniversary sale. Although the device was unveiled with android 9 onboard, Xiaomi has been gracious enough as it has been in the past to issue at least one major android version before its end of life.

While the handset was launched back in 2019, it came packed with interesting specs that pundits praised to be exceptionally better than its launch price. It came installed with MIUI 10 on top of android 9 from the manufacturer, and it was just a matter of time before we got MIUI 11 once Xiaomi made it available staying true to its promise. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 439, 2GB RAM and 16GB.

Important notes;

It should be noted that the aforementioned android version of Xiaomi Redmi 7A build is considered as “stable beta” at the time of this post. Therefore, for a successful installation, you’ll need to first authorized Mi Account with beta tester privileges to sideload the above package. Although you could bypass the need to authorize via MI account by installing via TWRP if you have some basic bootloader skills.

However, when Xiaomi will finally confirm that the OS is stable enough, they will flip a server-side switch to remove the Mi Account verification requirement availing the respective download file for installation without needing a beta tester account.

How to Install stable MIUI 11 based android 10 on Xiaomi Redmi 7A

  • First, you’ll need to download the Global version of MIUI 11 android 10 for Xiaomi Redmi 7A which is compatible with devices sold in Kenya from this link: MIUI 11 based android 10 on Xiaomi Redmi 7A
  • Copy the file to your SD card on your mobile phone.
  • Secondly, you’ll need to authorize your MI account with beta tester privileges as mentioned above. Otherwise use the TWRP option to sideload the ROM.

Users with beta tester privileges;

  • If you have beta tester privileges, then head over to Settings > About phone > System update and click on the MIUI logo 7-8 times to access recovery options
  • Secondly, while on the same page, tap on the three-dot menu on the top right and go to Choose update package.
  • Select the location of your Zip file and hit OK when prompted.

Users without beta tester privileges; How to Unlock Xiaomi Redmi 7A bootloader

  • First, you’ll need to unlock the bootloader (official way) and install recovery software first to proceed. This will void your warranty and to start, you’ll need the following; a computer, USB cable and ensure your phone is sufficiently charged.
  • Download and install ADB fastboot from this link
  • Download MI Unlock Flash Tool from this link extract the file into a folder and launch “MiFlashUnlock” choose “Agree” on the pop up and log into your MI account when prompted
  • After you’ve Logged in, the validation process will start and you’ll most probably receive a message saying that “Your device is not Supported” this shouldn’t worry you, just click on the “Go” button and it will take to you to the following page: https://en.miui.com/unlock/
  • You will then see a blue screen on the next page with “UNLOCK YOUR MI DEVICE
  • Tap on “Unlock Now”, thereafter a prompt to login again will appear, when your application is approved, you’ll receive an OTP to verify on your phone.
  • Open the “Mi Unlock Tool” from the extracted folder after which you should be able to unlock your mobile phone
  • You can then proceed to install custom recovery  – download and follow instructions on how to download from here: https://twrp.me/Devices/Xiaomi/

Install the ROM by going into recovery mode and tapping on install

How to launch recovery mode on Redmi 7A

  • Power off your phone by holding the Power key for a few seconds.
  • Then press the Volume Up and Power buttons for a couple of seconds together.
  • Let go of the Power key when the Mi logo pops up.
  • Release Volume Up if Recovery Mode appears.

Xiaomi unveils the Redmi Note 9, Note 9s and Redmi Note 9 Pro alongside Mi 10 Lite in Kenya

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Xiaomi has officially unveiled its Redmi Note 9 trio in the Kenyan market – each with its own set of features that correspond to their price tags. The trio which were released early this year, have quietly been selling in the country for Ksh.24,999 for the 64GB “Pro” variant and Ksh. 19,999 for the lower model. The handsets offer a variety of specs and are targeted towards various consumers who are otherwise looking for a specific requirement on their next device.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

Of the bunch, the Redmi Note 9 packs the least attractive specs in some areas though has a lot of similarities with its slightly high-priced siblings. It comes with a smaller 6.53inches display and is the only one which comes with a paltry 3GB RAM on the base model. It falls short of our basic minimum to run android 10 apps without putting up much effort. For the same amount, you’d easily pickup a feature rich Nokia 5.3 that doesn’t disappoint in so many ways and at least meets our set threshold of at least 4GB RAM on any android smartphone. But at least it meets our bare minimum of 64GB internal storage.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S

It’s a bit peculiar that Note 9S came out first while the other two siblings were unveiled a month later. It’s one of those moments we find ourselves feeling Xiaomi kind of wasn’t fully satisfied with its first creation and wanted to accommodate more! Notably, the Redmi Note 9S packs some of the goodies you’d find on the 9 as well as 9 Pro but physically looks more of the Pro. If you’re a bit skeptical of the Note 9 but can’t raise enough to get the Pro model, then the 9S should be your safest bet. Unlike the lower classified 9, it comes with 6GB RAM, 128GB Internal storage and accommodates a larger 6.67inch display screen that also packs a substantial pixel density to manage sharp text and vivid images.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

If the first two models are not up to your needs, then you might as well have a look at the Pro model. While we don’t really endorse the “Pro” iteration but understand Xiaomi meant something there. It has the best features of the trio, packing a 6.67inch panel, 6GB RAM and 64/128GB internal storage.

During the online launch event that was hosted by Javier Aranzale – Founder and content creator at Afrobeats with Kamau, Redmi highlighted just how it’s easier to take photos on the Pro model that features Kaleidoscope. The company was keen to point out how Redmi has over the years gained popularity due to its unique features such as longer battery life that charges within minutes, thanks to a 30w fast charger. It also comes with a Z-axis linear motor for excellent haptic feedback which is better than traditional rotating motors.

On the Note 9, Xiaomi touted its long battery life and supports 18w fast charging.

Xiaomi also unveiled the Mi Note 10 Lite that comes with an AMOLED screen that’ll cost Ksh. 37,670 for the 6GB/128GB variant.

Differences between Xiaomi Redmi Note 9, 9S and Redmi Note 9 Pro

SPECIFICATIONSRedmi Note 9Redmi Note 9SRedmi Note 9 Pro
DISPLAY6.53Inch (1080 x 2340)6.67Inch (1080 x 2400)6.67Inch (1080 x 2400)
RAM3GB/4GB6GB6GB
INTERNAL64GB/128GB64/128GB64/128GB
PROCESSORHelio G85Snapdragon 720GSnapdragon 720G
REAR CAMERA48MP + 8MP+ 2MP+ 2MP48.0MP+8MP+5MP+2MP64 MP + 8MP+ 5MP+ 2MP
SELFIE CAMERA13MP16MP16MP
BATTERY5020 mAh5020 mAh5020 mAh
SIMDUAL SIMDUAL SIMDUAL SIM
ANDROID V.101010
COLORSForest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar WhiteAurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar GrayInterstellar Grey, Aurora Blue, Glacier White
FINGERPRINTRearSide mountedSide mounted

5 Impactful Cyber Online Security Tips to Work from Home

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The pandemic has taken the whole world by surprise. One must only feel privileged to have employment in such grave circumstances. Employees, along with students and educational institutes’ staff, have been using the internet for communication and work. In this way, not only, the workers can practice social distancing (COVID-19 virus SOPs) but are also able to continue working and earning. However, depending more on the internet has risen a security issue. Problems like breaching and hacking are becoming a huge concern since people transfer most of their information and data through the internet. To prevent hacking and cyber interventions, improve the security of your system and connection. Here are a few impacts of cybersecurity, which will not only enhance your work and productivity but also keep you safe from all kinds of data theft, hacking, and breaching.

  1. Physical Security And System Access

Most obviously, a foremost concern is the physical security of your devices and gadgets. Even if you are working from home, you need to keep your work secured and avoid unauthorized access for confidential data.

  • If you live in a house with children or have a roommate, it is best to lock your desktop, mobile, and all other lockable devices to ensure privacy. It also prevents unauthorized access.
  • It is best to have a home-based office in the corner of your house where no disturbance or distraction is there. Regardless of where you have set up your workplace, make sure to shut down all your devices when you are not around. It will save electricity, avoid privacy invasion and connection breaching.
  • If your house does not have a spare room and you are unable to carve a separate workplace, make sure to wrap up all your devices, cables, and other stuff and keep it all in a place out of sight.

Office LANs and other connections are far more protected compared to a regular home connection, which makes employees often overlook cybersecurity. When you are working from home, your system and relationships are more prone to breach.

  • Passwords and PIN codes are the easiest way to keep people out of your system. Always use intense and unpredictable patterns and passcodes to ensure high security. The data would be safe even if someone steals your device or you sent it to a repair shop.
  • Some people are not quite good at remembering passwords, so they save them on sites. When you click on ‘remember me’ for a PIN, even on a reliable website, your account can be accessed anytime.
  • Keep your connections and devices hidden. Turning the visibility on will mark the presence of your device for the nearby tools, which can make it available for the hackers. This feature is also available in mobile technology, so you can keep it off when not being used.
  • Use encryption for sensitive information, especially when you are working from home as home connections are not as protected as organizational ones.
  1. Antivirus And V-checkers

Office connections and systems have pre-installed antiviruses and system scanners for eliminating bugs and keeping the work smooth and problem-free. When it comes to home offices, people use personal devices, which are not always entirely protected as they are rarely used for sensitive information. Here is what you can do to avoid virus attacks and keep your system problem and breaching-free.

  • Scan The Entire System Regularly

Systems and mobiles usually have a pre-installed antivirus; however, if you do not have one, install one immediately. Regularly, do a smart scan of the entire system, including every drive to ensure zero problems. If you have downloaded a file or an application, run it through the checker to make sure it is safe to be on your system.

  • Unknown Sources

You might have had a notification saying, “this file may harm your device.” Such files are not to be downloaded on your system as not only can it crash your device, but it can also have a virus (Trojan), which will stay in your order despite deleting the file it can with.

  • Spam Emails

Sometimes spam emails can seem entirely legitimate. Their claims of being sponsored by big market giants like Amazon and PayPal will make you believe them. Make sure to report them before you delete them. Never open such emails as there can be a hacker at the back trying to get in your system.

  • Powerful Antivirus

Due to a more vulnerable connection, home offices tend to get victimized by hackers more often. Install a robust and reliable antivirus to stop all such activities. Some refusals are quite complex, and regular antivirus might not detect or remove them. Using a potent one would guarantee maximum security.

  1. Phishing Scams

The pandemic has given rise to many hackers attempting phishing scams on people to get their personal information and bank details for theft. The capitalization of the COVID-19 virus has led hackers to steal many, and the rate of cyber theft has gone high up to a great extent.

They do it via emails, SMS, audio calls, etc. hackers use various tricks for deceiving people, including money reward, charity, and much more. Such email, SMSs, etc. include short links, exe., zip. Files and single numbers. Instructions include contacting the sender on the given detail or opening the file for further information. When you do so, you allow the hacker at the back end to access your system and connection information which makes it quite easy to penetrate and make changes in your device.

Such emails have a more powerful effect on a home office system as they are far less secure than an organization’s policy, which has a preinstalled powerful firewall for all such threats and attacks. This is why you need to be extra careful and cautious about your system and connections while working from home.

  1. Virtual Private Network (VPN)

VPN is the best part about cybersecurity. When you transfer data from the core system to an external based employee system, VPN provides protection as well as makes sure your data is not openly available under your IP address for a hacker to detect and spot it. In simpler words, you can call it an additional security layer.

  • The Hidden IP Address Of The User

When you send data while the VPN is on, your IP address is not visible to the recipient; instead, it replaces your IP with one from another location, which protects your original id and hence, data as well.

  • Encryption And Encoding

VPN encodes the data in transit and makes it encrypted, which guarantees that there is no breathing while the data is in transit. The data passes through a VPN-server tunnel, which is meant for encryption so no one can exploit or access your information while it is in transit. When you turn on the VPN, your system connects to the VPN server to utilize its encryption for your sensitive information.

  • Camouflaging

When your home system connects to a VPN server, not only the IP address of your order gets masked, but it also conceals your location as the VPN provides your system’s connection to one of their IP addresses and a pseudo place. If you are working from Germany, you can use a VPN, which will display your location for any country, maybe Australia or the UK.

  1. Other Practices For High Cybersecurity

Some security measures are quite easy to follow in a professional environment like your office but can often be overlooked and forgotten while working from home. Follow these WFH security measures for maximum protection against hackers and infringements

  • Social Media Exposure

It is quite common to check Instagram and Facebook during lunchtime. Here is what you might not know: social media has been tracking your searches and other activities for a long time. It plays a role in digital marketing as the consumer behavior of individuals is analyzed and sold to big firms for targeting relevant audiences and potential customers. Sometimes this can lead to breaching too.

  • Updating Is Essential

Keep all your applications along with the base operating system up to date. It will not only fix the already present bugs but also alters the algorithm and patterns to avoid breaching. Updating also Improves security and strengthens the firewall, which will take the hassle of regular scanning off your shoulders.

  • Back-Up

Losing data is quite common, especially when you are working from home. It is hard to remain as organized as you can be in an office. Use built-in backups for securing your data. If you want to go the extra mile in the security of your confidential and significant data, use an external hard drive or SD card. It is a safer option.

  • Online Payments

NEVER! I repeat never pay bills or shop from the same system you use for storing and working sensitive data. It can compromise and expose your information.