10 Tips on keeping secure online

We are at a constant threat when connected. Here are 10 tips to help keep you safe.

  1. Keep your operating system (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows e.t.c.) up to date, set it to auto update so you don’t forget!
  2. Keep your programs/apps up to date, again if you can set them to auto-update then make use of it
  3. Keep your security updated – Open the user interface, click the update tab, check the product version against the security vendor’s latest release, keep the virus database updated (Should be automatic)
  4. Downloading free software – If it looks to good to be true then it probably is
  5. Don’t click links in emails unless you are 100% they are safe – Tip, hover over the link first and it will usually show you the link, check the link and make sure it’s similar to the link name
  6. Don’t open attachments you don’t recognise This could include extensions such as .exe, msi, .bat, .com, .cmd, .hta, .scr, .pif, .reg, .js, .vbs, .wsf, .cpl, .jar
  7. Check email senders name
  8. Don’t be fooled by fake Microsoft/Apple Support phone calls, its a scam! they will never phone you unless you have specifically asked them to contact you.
  9. Never give out your passwords – And if you need to, don’t send them in emails!!!
  10. Increase junk filtering – This can be done through webmail or through your chosen mail client (best done on the mail server)

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