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To help users protect themselves from cyber threats, the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP ACG) and leading mobile wallet GCash emphasize the importance of adopting secure password practices and using additional security features such as two-factor authentication.
GCash reminds its users through its educational campaigns that guessing passwords can leave their accounts vulnerable to cybercriminals.
“GCash protects accounts with the latest cybersecurity system that protects our users against cybercriminals. We also assure the public that our security protocols remain several steps ahead of those who emerging threats. At the same time, we rely on the cooperation of our users to do their part by creating stronger passwords, which are their first line of defense,” explained Pebbles Sy, Chief Technology and Operating Officer of GCash.
PNP-ACG spokesperson Michelle Sabino has three tips on how users can create better and more secure passwords.
Tip #1. To strengthen online security, it is important to avoid using common personal information such as nicknames, birthdays, or consecutive numbers as passwords because doing so increases the risk of unauthorized access. access.
Tip #2. Understanding the importance of One-Time Passwords (OTPs), which provide an additional layer of security, is important. Do not share OTPs with anyone. Enabling two-factor authentication adds extra protection for your accounts.
Tip #3. Sensitive personal information, including passwords, birthdays, and bank details, should never be disclosed, to prevent cybercriminals from exploiting it for fraudulent activities and identity theft.
“The public can contact the PNP-ACG through its hotlines at (02) 8414-1560 or 0998-598-8116 or via email at email@example.com. We encourage everyone to report incidents of scams, fraud, and cybercrime,” said Sabino.
Users can also visit the official GCash Help Center at help.gcash.com or message Gigi on the website and type “I want to report a scam.” Customers can also contact the official GCash hotline at 2882 for queries and other concerns.
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