9.1 Tips and hints

  • 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
    https://howsecureismypassword.net/
  • 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.