Updated: Apr 14, 2022
Be a safe-sally and give these quick tips a read:
1. Password Tips 101
Ensure you have a passcode on your phone at all times
Do not use personal information for a password, like a birthday or pet's name.
The more characters it has (the longer it is), the better and stronger the password.
Use a password manager like Dashlane or 1Password to generate robust passwords for you.
Use a different password for all your different accounts.
2. Don't be an oversharer
Many of us love posting selfies with our friends, colleagues or pets or even checking-in at places on Facebook. Hackers can use this to find out your personal information and gain access to your accounts.
Make sure your social media accounts are all set to private, that only your friends can see your personal information. Review these privacy settings regularly.
Keep very personal information offline.
3. Ever been attacked by a phish?
Phishing attacks are the practice of sending fraudulent communications that appear to come from a reputable source. It is usually done through email and the goal is to steal sensitive data like credit card and login information or to install malware on the victim's machine.
Don’t click on links you cannot trust, and don’t give out personal information without being sure who’s on the other side of the screen.