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10 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Cyber-attacks

With so much of daily life conducted online today, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself from cyber-criminals. We look at the top 10 tips for staying cyber-secure.

This video includes 10 tips for staying cyber-secure.

Here are 10 ways to help stay safe from online scammers:

  1. Limit what personal data you share online and only share it with trusted sources.
  2. Be aware that cyber-attacks and scams can come using computers and phones, including text messages.
  3. Update your computer and phone operating software to the latest versions for improved cyber-security.
  4. Use unique passwords on each website and make them strong.
  5. Use two-factor authentication whenever possible, which verifies your identity in multiple ways before logging into an account.
  6. Monitor your accounts regularly for any suspicious activity.
  7. Only conduct online business while on a secure internet network rather than public Wi-Fi.
  8. Never share personal information, such as usernames and passwords, with anyone who calls or emails asking for it, even if the contact seems reputable.
  9. Never click on suspicious links in emails or texts, regardless of the sender’s address, which can be faked.
  10. Know that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs will never call or leave a message threatening arrest or legal action.

These are only some of the ways you can stay safe online.

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