World Password Day is coming up, and while we can’t protect your passwords ourselves, we can share with you some information about staying safe online and keeping those all-important details private!
What is world Password Day?
Passwords are essential to keeping our online profiles safe; these profiles hold our personal details and give access to our online “life” and bank details. Someone accessing any of these details could potentially ruin our lives.
World Password Day came into being to provide a warning to the world and to spread awareness that taking care of your passwords is vital to protecting yourself against identity theft.
This day reminds us of the importance of passwords and the role they play in making sure we keep hold of our lives and identity. Thieves are everywhere and a good, strong password is your first digital line of defence.
How to Stay Safe Online
We have scoured the internet for some of the best hints and tips and most important to remember facts about staying safe online! Read on to find out more!
Use a Strong Password
Create a strong password by using lots of characters, at least 15. Use a mix of characters, upper and lower case, numbers, symbols. Don’t substitute letters for numbers e.g “Doorbell” or “D00R8377”. Don’t use memorable keyboard paths like "12345", or "qwerty". You could even use the multiple word phrase method, for example: business, historical figures, words in another language. The sentence method is another good method to creating a strong password, to do this you think of a sentence that is relevant to you and use the first two letters of every word. Hard to guess but easy for you to remember.
Have Good Anti-Virus Software
Anti-virus software is a program that is on your computer or laptop that is designed to prevent, search for and detect and remove unwanted malware and other data viruses. It’s important to have a good anti-virus software because without it your computer is at risk of cyber-attack every day. According to DataProt, an independent review site that is dedicated to safeguarding people's online security, 560,000 new pieces of malware are detected every day. Being unprotected from online viruses leaves your personal information and important data at risk too.
Use Two Factor Authentication
Two factor authentication works by adding and additional layer of security to your online accounts. It requires another login credential beyond just your username and password such as a code that is sent to you confidentially via text message or another code word.
Be Cautious of What You Download
Some internet downloads, especially if they're free, can be malicious. Make sure whatever you download is from a well trusted website or source.
Don’t click on Suspicious Links
If you receive a link via email, text or otherwise from an unknown sender, do not click on the link as it could be potentially a phishing scam, where they attempt to get your personal details or passwords.
Keep Your Webcam Covered
Keeping your webcam covered may seem a little over the top, but it is better safe than sorry when it comes to keeping your life private. It’s becoming easier and easier for hackers to hack into your webcam, or home surveillance cameras. Best keep them covered up when you’re not using them.
Webcam Hacking? Is it possible?
Yes! Also known as Camfecting, it is the act of gaining access to someones webcam and turning it on without their knowledge. The operator can then view all that the camera can see, that includes you!
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Stay Safe Online!
We hope you found this blog helpful, and continue to stay safe online!