Security tips

General digital security tips

Updated over a week ago

Digital security is an increasingly important aspect of modern life. With more and more of our personal and financial information being stored and transmitted online, it's essential that we take steps to protect ourselves and our data from potential cyber threats. Here are some generic tips to help you improve your digital security:

Strong passwords

Strong passwords

Use strong, unique passwords for each of your accounts. Strong passwords should be at least 8 characters long and contain a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. Avoid using common words or phrases, and never reuse passwords across multiple accounts.

MFA - Multi Factor Authentication

Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) wherever possible. MFA adds an extra layer of security to your accounts by requiring you to enter a code sent to your phone or email in addition to your password when logging in. This makes it much more difficult for hackers to gain access to your accounts.

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MFA and 2FA are the same thing. 2FA = 2 factor-authentication.

Phishing awareness

Be cautious when opening emails or clicking on links. Hackers often use phishing scams to try and trick you into giving away your personal information or downloading malware. Be sure to verify the sender's identity before opening any emails or clicking on links and avoid giving out personal information unless you are certain it is safe to do so.

Latest updates

Keep your software and devices up to date. Installing updates for your operating system, antivirus software, and other applications can help protect you against known vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers.

By following these simple tips, you can significantly improve your digital security and protect yourself and your data from potential cyber threats.

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