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These 30 Tips Can Save You From Being Hacked

These 30 Tips Can Save You From Being Hacked

DO YOU KNOW?

  • Most of us like to think we're pretty tech-savvy, but research has shown that 59% of people use the same password for most websites.
    So, there is less fault of machines, the more is in the human.

Follow these simple steps to avoid being hacked:

STAYING SAFE ONLINE: THE BASICS

Update regularly

  • Update rePasswords: don't re-use them regularly
  • Download from authorised sources
  • 'Administrator' shouldn't be your default setting
  • Turn off when you're done
  • Turn off when you're do Encrypt to keep your stuff unreadablene

CHECK YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA SECURITY SETTINGS

  • Don't broadcast every update to the whole world
  • Don't accept friend requests from folk you don't know
  • Enable login alerts
  • Review app permissions
  • Be careful what you share on social, especially your date of birth or any info banks use to verify accounts or lost passwords.

HOW TO CREATE A

STRONG PASSWORD?

  • Replace letters with numbers or punctuation marks (0 instead of o, or 3 for E).
  • Change passwords at least a couple of times a year
  • Change passwords at least a couple of times a year
  • Use two-step verification

HIDE YOUR EMAIL FROM SPAM BOTS

  • Don't use an easily-guessed email - like yourname@gmail.com
  • Use alias emails for all aspects of your online life
  • If your email account displays the location of the last login, take a look at it every now and again to spot any rogue usage.

PROTECTING YOUR PHONE AND GADGETS

  • Always use fingerprint recognition, a secure PIN or unique gesture.
  • Know how to wipe your gadgets if they're lost or stolen
  • Enable loginPut a sticker over any unused webcams alerts
  • Read app permissions to see exactly what data you're allowing them to access before you install them.
  • Install Find My Device

PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER FROM HACKERS AND VIRUSES

  • Decent anti-virus and firewall software
  • Back-up important data
  • Be picky about which companies you share your personal info
  • Be aware of phishing attacks
  • Encrypt the content you keep in Cloud
  • Log in accounts from your own devices.
  • If there's something you really, really don't want anyone else to know or get hold of, don't put it online!

RECAP:

  • Staying safe online: The basics protect your computer from hackers and viruses
  • How to create a strong password
  • Hide your email from spam bots
  • Check your social media security settings
  • Protecting your phone and gadgets

Although...security is a myth.

But it's our duty to make your aware about human errors.

BE SAFE ONLINE

SPREAD THE AWARENESS

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