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APC warns Nigerians against using VPN

APC warns Nigerians against using VPN


APC warns of the dangers of a VPN for accessing Twitterby Taiwo Okanlawon

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party has warned Nigerians against using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access social media platform Twitter.

According to the party, there are many risks involved with VPNs.

The party raised the alert in a statement issued by Senator John Akpanodwedi, National Secretary of the party’s Extraordinary and Extraordinary Conference Planning Committee, on Tuesday in Abuja.

She explained that the VPN is vulnerable to the nefarious activities of criminal hackers, who can steal data and money in bank accounts.

APC warns legitimate private and public entities operating in the country to avoid the many risks that may result from exposing themselves to cybercrime through the use of a VPN, which is not sufficiently secured.

This consultation is necessary because, despite Nigerians massive compliance with the federal government’s suspension of Twitter operations in the country, some individuals in the country have turned to VPN to assess Twitter, whose unhealthy activities are detrimental to peace and public order in the country, the party said.

Therefore, he advised those who use VPN to desist from their own interest to avoid the following risks: data theft, illegal access to strategic company documents and possible economic espionage.

According to the party, VPN users expose their devices to vulnerabilities, because the network allows a third party to access personal data.

She said a VPN can also change users’ location to another country, putting data integrity at risk.

Your record can be traced to another country that is not yours, with all the risks involved.

β€œMany individuals and organizations using VPNs have lost their investment after compromising the security of their devices,” APC said.

Therefore, she advised Nigerians to avoid installing or using a VPN to access social networking sites to protect their online privacy and security.

“This is in our individual and collective interests,” she said.

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