- Don’t put your real details online
- Don’t use a password that can be found in the dictionary –
you can shorten a phrase
- “the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog 1” = password TqBfJoTlD#1
- “Save me money on my electric bills so I can go on holiday 17” SmMoMeBsIcgOh1#17
- Consider experimenting with
- Don’t keep inputting your password – your keystrokes can be monitored by companies
- Don’t put passwords in a word document or in a little black
book. Use WinRAR to secure it.
- Set you privacy settings online and offline such as on
Windows 10 and social media
- Social engineering scammers can learn who you are, where you
are and learn all about you by what you post.
- Turn on secure notifications every time your account is
accessed it lets you know when someone’s in your account.
- Add trusted contacts – someone you can trust to help you get
back into your lost account.
Don’t reply to emails from anyone always go direct to the website.
- Use https.
- Phishing link emails – check URL – add 2FA for extra security.
- Use a VPN.
- Bend the rules – lie a bit about your information.
- Facebook security – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkbmkaSKYeE&feature=youtu.be
- Get antivirus on all devices – mobile – tablet.
- Clean up old accounts get them removed offline.
- Report phishing scams.