As people are increasingly relying on online technology to manage their finances, great online security is crucial.
5 steps to staying safe online
Create strong passwords
Protect your privacy
Be aware of scams
Install virus protection software
Backup your computer
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Hey! Welcome to Stay Smart Online and look, the chances are you've probably got an account on Facebook and Instagram and Snapchat and Twitter and everybody knows that social media is great. It's great for staying in touch with family and friends and people you went to high school you never need to see again but it's also a hacker's paradise.
2016 researchers set up a fake friend profile on social media, 61% of the 400 people approached, accepted this fake friend. Now, your personal information is really valuable so you need to be weary about who you connect with and limit what info you share. Collecting key information, like birthdays, family names, work details, even hobbies that gives hackers an opportunity to target you with sophisticated phone and online scams. Your identity could even be stolen to open a bank account or get a credit card in your name.
There are really simple steps you can take. Make sure you put your social media settings on private. Also, make sure you regularly update to the latest version of the app that you're using because the latest versions have the best security and where it's on offer, use two factor identification on your accounts like, a password and a code sent to your mobile phone and look, just like some free life advice maybe don't overshare so much. For more details, go to our website for simple steps to stay smart online.