Tip of the week

How to keep your passwords safe

  • Don’t use obvious passwords that can be easily guessed, such as your spouse’s name, your child’s name, pet’s name, car registration, postcode etc.
  • Don’t tell anyone your password. If an organisation contacts you and asks for your password, even by phone, don’t give them any of your personal details. Remember, you don’t know who’s at the other end of the telephone line.
  • If an online store, or any web site, sends you an email confirmation that contains a new password, login again and change your password immediately.
  • Check that your Internet security software blocks attempts by cybercriminals to intercept or steal passwords.

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