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Your Sim Needs More Security Than You think…

Most people have loads of private files and information for quick access and whatnot on their phones, this is why they put up a password lock to prevent a third party from gaining access to our phones. But did you know that even with the best protection on your phone, if it gets stolen or lost, your sim card could be at a huge risk from hackers, robbers and Sim Swap fraudsters who hack into people’s bank account to steal money? Let’s not forget your sim card holds key information such as; your phone number, security data, billing information, and other bits of data; which is why you should take several measures to protect your Sim Card and in turn protect yourself – To do this, we recommend the following Have a separate or secondary phone - perhaps a Nokia 105, 106 or 3310 (or other brands like itel etc.) for the sim card and email connected to your bank account, and either keep the phone permanently at home or try not to take it out all the time. This is so robbers won’t have access to your bank account if your main phone ever gets stolen. If you do not have a separate phone as stated above, ensure that you set up a password to lock and protect your sim card. Follow this process to lock your sim. You should however note that before locking your sim, you should have your sim PUK and also use a password you are sure to never forget. You could also choose to have a separate sim for your bank account. The separate sim would be different from your regular sim and should perhaps not be taken out all the time. Ensure you don’t snap or have pictures of credentials, vital documents and information on your phone. There’s no limit to what fraudsters and the likes can do once they gain access to stuff like that.   Hope this article was helpful, check our blog for other related articles and more.

Protect your sim card with a Pin – This is how

Using a phone requires a sim card, and a sim card holds vital information which includes your security data, billing information and more. Most people have their phones password protected, password protection on your phone does not also protect your sim. This is why you need a pin lock for your Sim, and we, are going to walk you through the process of locking your sim with a Pin to prevent anyone from using your sim or accessing crucial data on it, especially if it gets stolen or lost. Now, below are ways to set up your sim card with a password lock.   Setting up Password Lock on a Sim card Go to Settings Open the more tab Click on Security Tap set up Sim card Lock Click on Lock Sim Card and enter the default sim pin Click ok.   For iPhone Users… Tap Settings->Mobile Data By default, the PIN is disabled. To enable that, tap the position of the switch titled SIM PIN to the right. Here, you will see a message like “Enter PIN to lock SIM, 3 attempts remaining”. If you are creating a PIN for the first time on your device, then you need to enter the default PIN for your SIM card. (You need to contact your mobile carrier to get that PIN) Next, enter the default PIN and tap done button on the top right of the page. If you had entered the right PIN, the switch will be shown in Green color with its position toggled to the right.   Or you could create a new pin with this steps Tap Change PIN located just below the PIN switch. Input your Current PIN and tap done. Then, enter your New PIN and tap done. Next, enter your New PIN once again for confirmation and tap done button.   N.B – Before you go ahead to lock your sim, you need to have your PUK (Personal Unblock Key) and other information about your sim card – this is because it might be required when trying to do a password reset, and in case your sim gets blocked after getting an incorrect PIN notification three times, your PUK would be needed to easily unblock it. If however you don’t have your PUK, we advise you contact your network carrier/provider, visit a service center, or download MyMTNApp from Play Store and you'll get your…

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