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Protect Yourself Against Cybercrime

Top Tips

  1. Use strong passwords
  2. Keep your software updated
  3. Manage your social media settings
  4. Strengthen your home network
  5. Use security software including virus checkers, firewall, spam filtering, etc
  6. Know that identify theft can happen anywhere
  7. Protect your personal information
  8. Know what to do if you are the victim of cybercrime
  9. Protect your portable devices
  10. Backup your data
  11. Watch out for phishing scams (emails from criminals claiming to be from reputable organisations such as your bank)
  12. Never give out your password
  13. Don’t make passwords easy to guess

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