The largest social investment program (SIP) in Nigeria and the entire continent of Africa is under threat; volunteers are forcibly resigned from the program without their knowledge.
Musa Aliyu from Gombe, Temi Olusole and many others woke up to see that someone deliberately resigned them from the program without them noticing it.
Who is hitting the resignation button and how did they get your password and user name? Hacking! This is not new in Nigeria, according to UN report; Nigeria has the largest amount of hackers and scammers in Africa.
People intentionally scam and hack Bank account, Face book account, Government site, High institutions website etc. With the aim inflicting harm and devastation
Hacking Volunteer’s portal
The N-power site www.npower.gov.ng as well as the NPVN portal are not properly secured, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is not carrying (S), which makes it to be vulnerable to cyber-attack from hackers.
A well secured site should be encrypted with HTTPS so that information in sites cannot be tempered with, and volunteer’s data can’t be touched.
Registration centers or café attendants, where registrations are done can also temper with volunteer’s information, this is because, it is easy and simple to login into volunteer’s portal. There is no strict restriction
Only password and username restrictions are there before login in and the resignation button has NO restriction placed on it. By hitting the resign button, a volunteer is sent out of the program. Read https://myeduproject.com.ng/christmas-and-road-safety
An if the hacker encrypt or manipulate the phone numbers of the volunteers, it becomes very easy to received confirmation message from the situation room of N-power
Keeping your Portal Safe
Keeping your portal safe is beyond hiding your password and user name from the public. While it is almost impossible to completely protect against scammers and hackers (due to their sophistication).
Volunteers should as a matter of urgency:
- Stop dropping their login details in websites.
- Stop dropping your login numbers, password in N-power Social and digital networks.
- Your user name and password should NOT be your phone number.
- Use both letters and symbols as password; it is very effective against hackers.
- Tell no one your user name and password.
- When login in your details in any digital device or gadget, do not allow the device to save your details.
- Even after login in, be mindful of the resignation button so as not to mistakenly press them.
- Always send complain to NPVN situation room if you notice any changes in your portal
Volunteers are advised to heed to these safety tips so as to enjoy all the benefits of the N-power programme, while the N-power programme is meant for volunteers to enjoy and make a living out of it, some applicants who were not given such privilege are advice to put all their courage together as the portal for new registration will take effect as soon as the Federal Government gives a go ahead.
As of this time, the registration portal for new intake is not opened, we will keep you appraised and feed you with all the necessary information when situation materialized.
Please feel free to drop your comments if you have questions or you need help on N-power 2019/2020 registration, our team of professionals will attend to you.