A Brisbane-based insurance giant is urging all its customers to undertake an online safety health check to ensure their protection against cybercrime as the country celebrates Stay Smart Online Week.
cited some quick and easy steps for protecting personal and financial information from online tricksters.
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- Check your privacy. Ensure that your devices – including computers, smartphones, and tablets – are equipped with the latest virus protection software.
- Secure your passwords. Come up with a password strategy for creating secure passwords or passphrases, and stick to it.
- Keep secure online. Use only secure payment facilities such as PayPal or credit cards when online shopping. If you notice a suspicious charge on your card, or if you think your card has been compromised, contact your bank immediately.
- Back up data. Back up your data – physically or digitally – to ensure your information is kept safe, even if your device is lost or damaged.
- Be aware. Be alert to scams and know how to avoid them.
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