Cybersecurity tips for the start of the new decade.
Cyberthreats don’t take a break. Follow these tips to help you stay cybersafe this New Year.
6 Cybersecurity tips for 2020
Don't use weak passwords
Still using birthdays or consecutive numbers like 123456? Use complex passwords and don’t use the same password across several sites, apps, or devices.
Ensure that a website is secured
Access sites with HTTPS before giving away your sensitive information such as your credit card or bank account details.
Recognise impersonated emails
Probe when an email is suspiciously written or is asking you to perform an unusual activity, such as validating your bank account or changing your email password.
Only connect to networks that you trust
Hackers can imitate legitimate free wi-fi networks offered by establishments to hack your device. Wait until you can connect to a trusted network.
Activate multi-factor authentication
A secondary device to verify your identity can stop hackers from progressing their attack. Many apps and platforms have MFA. Turn it on for your safety.
Update your device's operating system
Make sure you have the latest security patches by updating your OS regularly.