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Stay safe online 19 Feb 2018

Almost everyone is now making financial transactions of some sort online.

It's making the job of doing business simpler and more efficient, but it's certainly not without risk. We need to be aware of how to stay safe and stay protected every day. Online hacking and identity theft can have devastating consequences.

The accounting software company CashManager lists what it says are the most important things to do – and not do – to improve your online security.

ALWAYS:            

  • Choose a password that contains a combination of characters, at least eight characters long.
  • Update your website, software and apps as soon as a new update becomes available.
  • Be cautious when receiving an email from an unknown sender.
  • Keep your anti-malware and antivirus software up to date.
  • Report all phishing scams to the official organisations they are trying to replicate.

NEVER:

  • Give out your bank details unless you are on a legitimate shopping site with https in the url, or your official bank website.
  • Use the same password for your online accounts.
  • Store your personal information in unprotected documents.
  • Re-enter your passwords and private information in pop-up boxes.
  • Click on links that look suspicious.

Source: www.cashmanager.io

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