SSOweek2017

Yes the government is having a Stay Smart Online Week this week and they have 5 key points to tell you about , that I have covered many times before.

Limit what you share – Your personal information is incredibly valuable so be aware of what information is collected about you and what you share online. Check the privacy and security settings on your online accounts and apps.

Create strong passwords – Always use strong, unique passwords and passphrases that can’t be easily cracked – Use multi-factor authentication (such as a fingerprint or 2 factor) wherever possible to keep your most sensitive accounts more secure.

Protect yourself online and backup – Regularly update the software on your internet connected devices, including computers, smartphones and tablets to reduce the risk of infection from malicious software.

Avoid online scams – Always be on the lookout for suspicious links in emails, social media posts or on websites. Never open email attachments or click on links unless you are sure they are legitimate. When shopping online, only use trusted and reliable businesses. Never give strangers, including telephone callers, access to your computer or device.

Protect your business – Many businesses think they don’t have anything of interest to cybercriminals. But hackers are after—money—so it’s important you know how to keep your business’ information and assets safe.To avoid threats such as ransomware and phishing, keep your software up-to-date, install anti-virus software, backup everything and train staff to identify potentially malicious websites and emails.

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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