Your Guide to Cyber Safety: 10 Practical Tips and Tricks

Your Guide to Cyber Safety: 10 Practical Tips and Tricks

In today’s digital world, where cyber-attacks are on the rise, it’s crucial to keep ourselves safe online. Recent incidents involving major companies like Medibank and Optus highlight the importance of protecting our digital information. At HazeLegal, we take your security seriously. We use methods like multi-factor authentication, regular password changes, and continuous security training to keep you safe. In this article, we’ll give you ten (10) simple yet effective tips to enhance your online safety, based on advice from trusted sources like www.cyber.gov.au.


  1. Keep Your Devices UpdatedEnable automatic updates on all devices to ensure you have the latest security patches and features.


  1. Backup Your Data RegularlyProtect your important files by regularly backing them up to an external device or cloud storage. This ensures you can recover them in case of loss or damage.


  1. Use Strong PasswordsCreate unique and complex passwords, or even better, passphrases, for each account. Avoid reusing passwords across different platforms.


  1. Set Secure Passphrasesopt for passphrases consisting of random words for added security. Make them lengthy, unpredictable, and unique to each account.


  1. Activate Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)Strengthen your accounts by enabling MFA, especially for crucial services like email, online banking, and social media.


  1. Avoid Clicking Suspicious LinksRefrain from clicking links or attachments in unsolicited messages. Instead, visit official websites or contact trusted sources through verified channels.


  1. Stay Alert for ScamsBe cautious of suspicious emails, SMS, calls, or social media messages. Look out for signs of urgency, emotion, or requests for sensitive information.


  1. Spot Scam Red FlagsEvaluate messages for authority, urgency, emotion, scarcity, and relevance to current events. Verify their legitimacy by contacting trusted sources directly.


  1. Report Cybercrime and ScamsReport incidents of scams to Scamwatch and cybercrime to ReportCyber to help protect yourself and others from online threats.


  1. Seek Assistance When NeededDon’t hesitate to ask for help if you encounter suspicious activity or have concerns about your online security. Stay informed and vigilant in navigating the digital landscape safely.





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