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MACRA URGES TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION AMID SOCIAL MEDIA HACKS

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority MACRA has tipped citizens to enhance security measures by putting more protective features on their social media accounts in a bid to deal with social media hacks.

Comes on the heels of numerous complaints from individuals who have fallen victim to unauthorized access to their social media accounts.

According to MACRA, there is a need for social media account users to implement two-factor authentications, which will see them put up protective features on their social media accounts.

Christopher Banda, Head of the computer emergency response team, which serves as a hub for coordinating cyber security matters on both national and international fronts said the two-factor authentications serve as a vital defence mechanism that is important for all online users to implement.

Cyber security analyst Chikumbutso Chitsundi Banda has since urged the government to continue amplifying awareness messages on tools and knowledge needed to safeguard their online presence.

Recent statistics indicate Malawi has close to 900 thousand social media users and the internet regulating body has since urged the citizenry to promptly report any suspected compromise of social media accounts to MACRA, in a bid to address cyber security concerns.

By Alinafe Mlamba

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