7 Rules of Safe Use of Asan İmza (Mobile ID)

As you know, Asan İmza (Mobile ID) is a SIM-card for mobile phones, which contains electronic certificates functioning in a way similar to identity cards. Asan İmza (Mobile ID) enables you to prove your identity and endorse documents by digital signature.
The identification data and digital signature are protected by high-end security technology and appropriate PIN codes. So, the mobile phone serves both as a smart card for digital signing (e-İmza card) and a card-reader.
Asan İmza (Mobile ID) is a safe tool for logging in the electronic services system and allows affixing a digital signature. However, swindlers mainly rely upon our imprudence. Therefore, when using Asan İmza (Mobile ID) observe some simple safety rules.

Seven golden rules for safe use of Asan İmza (Mobile ID) are detailed below:

1. Never give phone with SIM-card in it and the PIN codes to non-authorized persons since SIM-cards store the signature keys.
If the SIM-card of Asan İmza (Mobile ID) along with PIN codes fall among thieves, they could make transactions on behalf of yours and view your personal data. In that case, you would be responsible for any obligations taken by them.

2. After you have the SIM-card Asan İmza (Mobile ID), it is advisable to change PIN codes of Asan İmza (Mobile ID).
To change them, PUK code is required. Never change PIN1 and PIN2 codes with same ones (for example, to facilitate memorizing).

3. Keep PIN and PUK codes separately from your phone.
It is very important to exclude access to your PIN codes by any unauthorized persons. Therefore, it is recommended to keep PIN and PUK codes of Asan İmza (Mobile ID) separately from the phone. Do not give anybody the PIN and PUK codes of Asan İmza (Mobile ID), even if you let your phone to those you know!
Memorize your PIN codes. If it is impossible, write down PIN codes in some secure place without any indication of Asan İmza (Mobile ID).

4. Do not use simple numerical combinations (0000, 1111, 1234, etc.), dates of birth, address numbers and so on as PIN codes.

5. Make sure that the phone screen displays the name of the service you would like to use through Asan İmza (Mobile ID).

6. Enter PIN code only if you are sure that the message is received from that very service you are going to use.

7. If mobile phone is lost or stolen, apply to the technical support service (Azercell, Bakcell or Nar Mobile) as soon as possible and ask to block your SIM-card of Asan İmza (Mobile ID). When Asan İmza (Mobile ID) SIM-card is blocked, all the certificates will be blocked also.

To block the certificates without blocking SIM-card of Asan İmza (Mobile ID), call the technical support of Asan Certification Services Centre of the Ministry of Taxes (ASXM, # 195) and ask to block the certificates. If you want to use Asan İmza service after your certificates have been blocked you should purchase new Asan İmza SIM-card and obtain new certificates.

The modern technologies make the functions of mobile devices comparable to those of desktop computers and laptops. Smart phones offer many new options for personal communication, obtaining, transmission and distribution of information. That is more than cellular communication. The smart phone can get connected to Internet not only through the cellular operator, but also via Wi-Fi (like a laptop in Internet cafe).

Certainly, you can make ordinary calls by smart phone but these gadgets are practically miniature computers. Therefore, if you have a smart phone, do not forget that it requires security and precautions at the level you take for your desktop PC.

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