Stay Safe Online: Follow these simple steps to gain peace of mind and more control over your device.
Keep a clean machine
- Keep security software current: It may seem obvious, but ensuring you keep all software up to date is vital in keeping your site secure. This applies to both the server operating system and any software you may be running on your website. It’s your best defence against viruses, malware and other online threats.
- Automatic software updates: Many software programs automatically connect and update themselves against various viruses & risks. You must turn on your automatic updates to safeguard your device against potential threats
- Scan before use: Just as sharing floppy disks in the 1990s carried the risk of infecting your PC with a virus, so sharing USB flash drives carries the same risk today. Always use your security software scan them.
Protect Your Personal Information
- Keep a Strong Password: A strong password is a sentence that is at least or more than 12 characters long. Your password must be unique and mix of special characters and spaces.
- Different account, Different password: Having separate passwords for every account helps to thwart cybercriminals. At a minimum, separate your work and personal accounts and make sure that your critical accounts have the strongest passwords.
- Write down your passwords: It’s easy to forget your passwords. Always maintain a list of your passwords and keep it at a secure place that only you have access to.
Connect With Care
- Spot Suspicious Links: Often links in email, tweets and posts carry virus’s that tries to steal your personal information and harm your device. If you don’t know the source or suspicious about, it either don’t click on it or delete it.
- Get savvy about Wi-Fi: At times certain Wi-Fi are also infected with threats and virus. Limit your use of free Wi-Fi hotspots and use the only you trust.
- Protect your Money: When doing online banking and shopping, be very sure about the sites and applications that you are using. Look for web addresses with “https://” or “shttp://,” which means the site takes extra measures to help secure your information. “Http://” is not secure.