All the warnings about cyber threats can seem intimidating and impossible to protect against, but with just a few simple actions you and your family can be much safer when online.
- Passwords - make them strong (3 random words) and don't use the same password for everything. You don’t have same key for your home, car or office.
- Updates - make sure you update the software on your computer and mobile devices. Updates are free and will protect you from the most frequent viruses.
- Antivirus - use and update antivirus software on all your internet connected devices including tablets, games consoles and smartphones. Good antivirus is often free and provides another level of protection.
- Backups – saving important information like financial records and family photos to a hard drive will be a huge relief if a virus damages your files.
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