Step up your digital safety and security (Cyber Smart Pacific 2020)

Fakalakalaka ki mu’a ho tu’unga malu mo hao ‘i he tekinolosiā

Cyber-attacks are becoming more common, and anyone can be targeted. It may come as a surprise, but your personal information is highly valuable to attackers. Yes, cyber baddies are interested in getting your stuff – whether it’s to steal your money or your identity, or just cause mayhem in your online world. As with many risks, prevention is the best approach, which is why we’re encouraging all Tongans to increase their cyber resilience so they’re less vulnerable to attacks.

‘Oku faka’au ke hokohoko ‘a e hā mai ‘a e ngaahi fakatamaiki faka’initanetī, pea ‘e fakataumu’a ki ha fa’ahinga tokotaha pē. Mahalo pe ‘oku ta’e’amanekina, ka ko ho’o ngaahi fakamatala fakataautaha ‘oku fu’u mahu’inga ia ki he kau faihia. ‘Io, ko e kau faihia՛ ‘oku nau tokanga ke ma’u ‘a e me’a ‘oku ‘a’au – pe koe kaiha’asi ho’o pa’anga pe ko ho’o fakamatala fakataautaha, pe koe fakatupu fakamoveuveu ki ho mamani ‘i he ‘initanetī.  ‘O hange ko ia ko e ngaahi uesia kehe, ko e faka’ehi’ehi ‘a e founga lelei taha՛, ko e ‘uhinga ia ‘oku mau fakalotolahi atu ai kakai ‘o Tonga, ke fakamalohia ‘a ho’o tu’unga mateuteu ke fehangahangai mo e ngaahi fakatamaki ‘i he ‘initanetī ke fakasi’isi’i ho’o tu’u laveangofua ki he ngaahi fakatamaki.

So, step up your digital safety and security by taking these four steps – they’re known to improve cyber security and are pretty straightforward to implement.

Koia ai, fakalakalaka ki mu’a ‘a e tu’unga hao mo e malu ‘aki ho’o muimui he ngaahi sitepu ‘e fa – ‘oku’osi fakapapau’i ko e ngaahi sitepu ko‘eni ‘oku ne tokoni’i mo fakalelei’i ‘a e tu’unga malu faka-‘initanetī pea ‘oku faingofua pe ‘a hono fakahoko.

Step 1. Use a password manager

Sitepu 1. Ngāue’aki ha polokalama ke ne tauhi ‘a ho’o ngaahi fika fakapulipuli (password)

Having strong and unique passwords for each online account is so important. The easiest way to keep track of them all is with a password manager. It’s like an online safe that stores and manages your passwords for you. You’ll only have to remember the one master password for your password manager, and it’ll do the rest.

Ko ho’o ma’u ha ngaahi paasiuetī ‘oku faingata’a ke mate’i mo makehe ki ho’o ngaahi ‘akauni ‘i he ‘initaneti ‘oku fu’u mahu’inga. Ko e founga faingofua ki hono muimui’i ho’o ngaahi paasiuetī ko ho’o ngāue’aki ha polokalama ke ne tauhi ‘a ho’o ngaahi paasiuetī. ‘Oku hange pe ‘eni ha ki’i seifi ‘i he ‘initanetī ‘oku՛ ne tauhi mo malu’i ‘a ho’o ngaahi fika fakapulipuli (password) ma’a koe.  Ko e me’a pe ‘oku fiema’u ke ke manatu’i ‘a e fika fakapulipuli (password) tefito pe ‘e taha ki he polokalama ‘oku՛ ne tauhi ho’o ngaahi fika fakapulipuli (password) pea ne toki fakakakato ‘e ia ‘a e toenga.

Set up a password manager [Fokotu’u e polokalama ke ne tauhi ‘a e ngaahi fika fakapulipuli (password)]: https://www.getsafeonline.to/information-security/password-protocol-control/

Step 2. Turn on two-factor authentication

Sitepu 2. Ngaue’aki ‘a e Founga fakamo’oni ‘e ua

Turning on two-factor authentication (2FA) to your login process is an easy way of adding an extra layer of security to your accounts.

Kamata ngaue’aki ‘a e founga fakamo’oni ‘e ua (2FA) ki he founga  hū ki ho’o ngaahi ‘akauni he ko e founga faingofua ‘eni ki hono toe tanaki atu ha  ‘aofi malu ‘e taha ki he tu’unga malu ho’o ‘akauni.

It’s a simple extra step after you log in, such as entering a code from an app. You can enable 2FA on most of your online accounts, and your devices. You’ll usually find the option to turn it on in the privacy settings.

Ko e sitepu faingofua ‘eni ‘oku toe tanaki mai ‘i he hili ho’o hū ki ho’o ‘akauni, ‘o hange ko ha fiema’u ke ke toe fakahu ha fika(code)  ‘e ‘oatu fakafou atu ‘i ha polokalama (app) ‘e taha. ‘E malava ke ke ngāue’aki ‘a e 2FA ‘i ho’o ngaahi ‘akauni ‘i he ‘initanetī, pea mo e ngaahi me’angāue fakakomipiutā. Te ke malava ‘o kamata ngāue’aki ‘a e founga՛ ni ‘aki ho’o fili ke fakamo’ui (turn on) ‘ihe Privacy Settings.

Turn on two-factor authentication [Kamata ngaue’aki ‘a e founga fakamo’oni ‘e ua]: https://www.getsafeonline.to/online-safety-and-security/banking/

Step 3. Update your devices

Sitepu 3. Tauhi ho’o ngaahi polokalama  mo e me’angāue fakakomiputā ki he fakalelei fakamuimuitaha.

When you’re alerted to a new software version for your device, don’t ignore it — install it as soon as possible. Updates not only add new features, they fix bugs and vulnerabilities attackers can use to issues to gain access to your information.

Taimi ‘oku fakatokanga atu ai ha polokalama fo’ou ki ho’o ngaahi me’angāue fakakomipiutā, ‘oua te ke tukunoa’i – fakahū (install) ia he vave taha. Ko e tauhi ho’o ngaahi polokalama mo e me’angāue fakakomipiutā ki he tu’unga fakamuimuitaha ‘oku ‘ikai koe tanaki pe ‘a e ngaahi polokalama pe fa’unga fo’ou, ka ‘oku malava ke ne monomono ‘a e ngaahi vaivai’anga ‘e malava e kau faihia ‘o ngāue’aki ko e founga kenau malava ‘o ma’u ho’o ngaahi fakamatala pelepelengesi.

Set updates to happen automatically whenever a new version is available. Then you don’t have to think about it!

Fokotu’u ke lele ‘otometiki ‘i he taimi kotoa pe ‘a e polokalama ‘oku՛ ne tauhi ‘a e tu’unga fakamuimuitaha ho’o ngaahi polokalama mo e me’angāue fakakomipiutā. Mei ai he’ikai te ke toe fakakaukau kiai!

Update your devices and software [Tauhi ho’o ngaahi polokalama  mo e me’angāue fakakomiputā ki he tu’unga fakamuimuitaha]: https://www.getsafeonline.to/software/operating-system-updates/

Step 4. Check your privacy

Sitepu 4. Tokanga ki he ngaahi founga ke malu’i ‘aki ho ngaahi fakamatala taautaha mo pelepelengesi

To maintain your privacy online, it’s important to know and control who can see your stuff. Attackers could use your information to access your data or steal your identity. Lock down your accounts – starting with social media.

Ke tauhi ‘a e malu ho’o ngaahi fakamatala fakafakataautaha mo pelepelengesi he ‘initanetī, ‘oku mahu’inga ke ke ‘ilo mo mapule’i kohai ‘e malava ke sio ki ho’o ngaahi fakamatala koia. Ko e kau faihia ‘i he ‘initanetī ‘oku nau manalva ‘o ngāue’aki ho’o ngaahi fakamatala kenau vakai ki ho’o ngaahi fakamatala kehe mo kaiha’asi ho’o fakamatala fakafo’ituitui (identity). Loka’i ho’o ‘akauni – kamata mei ho’o ‘akauni ‘i he ngaahi mitiā fakasosiale՛.

Check that requests for personal information are legitimate before you give any details. If you’re not sure, don’t provide it.

Vakai’i ‘a e ngaahi fiema’u mai ki ho’o ngaahi fakamatala fakataautaha pe ‘oku fakalao kimu’a pea ke toki ‘ave ‘a e fakaikiiki. Pea kapau ‘oku ‘ikai ke ke fakapapau’i, pea ‘oua te ke tukuange atu ia.

Protect your privacy [Malu’i ho’o ngaahi ngaahi fakamatala fakamatala fakataautaha mo pelepelengesi] : https://www.getsafeonline.to/protecting-yourself/

If you, or a friend, family member or colleague experiences an online incident, report it to CERT Tonga. We’re a government agency that helps Tongans identify their cyber security issues and guides them in resolving them.

Kapau ‘oku՛ ke fehangahangai mo ha fakatamaki pe palopalema ‘i he ‘initanetī pe ko ha’o kaungāme’a, memipa ho fāmili՛ pe kaungā ngāue, lipooti leva ki he CERT Tonga. Ko e va’a pe kimautolu ‘a e taha ‘o e ngaahi Potungāue ‘a e Pule’anga ‘oku՛ ne tokonia ‘a e kakai ‘o Tonga kenau ‘ilo ‘a e ngaahi palopalema felave’i mo ‘enau tu’unga malu ‘i he ‘initaneti pea mo tataki kinautolu kenau malava ‘o toe solova.

Your report is confidential, but the lessons from it can be shared with other Tongans. This helps raise their awareness of cyber security and helps them understand how to protect themselves from incidents such as yours.

Ko ho’o lipooti՛ ‘oku pelepelengesi, ka koe lēsoni mei ai ‘e malava ke vahevahe ia mo e ni’ihi e kakai ‘o e fonua՛. ‘E tokoni ‘eni ke fakalahi ‘enau taukei ‘ilo (awareness) felave’i mo e tu’unga malu ‘i he ‘initaneti (cyber security) mo tokonia kinautolu kenau mahino’i ‘a e founga ke malu’i kinautolu mei he ngaahi fakatamaki ‘o hange koia na’a՛ ke fehangahangai mo ia.