3 top tips for staying digitally safe

We are spending even more time than usual online, already about £2m has been lost to coronavirus-related fraud in the UK as criminals look to cash in on the crisis.

Spending some time reviewing your business data and IT security will be time very well spent.

Here are 3 best practice tips to keep your digital world safe:

Tip 1: BE WISE TO SPOOF OR PHISHING EMAILS

Phishing is where “cyber criminals” attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by disguising themselves as a trustworthy communication – usually an email or a website. Our three quick tips:

  1. Never send your password in an email
  2. Don’t click unexpected links
  3. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

More tips on how to spot a phishing email.

Tip 2: DON’T PUT OFF THOSE SOFTWARE, WEBSITE OR BROWSER UPDATES

Most updates take only minutes to perform, so stop putting them off and get them on your to do list and ticked off. 

If you need support updating your WordPress website and are not sure if you are running backups, get in touch.

Tip 3: ARE YOU MAKING A COMMON PASSWORD MISTAKE?

What’s that? Using the same password for everything! (facepalm).  Absolutely a no-no and a weak spot that hackers will tap into pronto.

Using a password manager, like LastPass, to generate strong passwords will save you a lot of woe. For the sake of few quid and an extra click when you login, at least you’ll have the peace of mind of your data security.

More data security tips and find out more about LastPass and why your insurers will be happy that you’re using it.

If you think we can help, or if you simply want to talk about your business, please do book a call.

Stay home, wash your hands and together we’ll get through this.

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