Top 10 Security Risks – Are you safe?

1.      Check your bank statement on a regular basis. Many indicators of cyber fraud can be found early on from a bank statement look for small, seemingly insignificant transactions.

 2.       Change all your financially related passwords including PayPal, Amazon, EBay, Bank logins and ANY site that may store credit card logins and ensure they are unique.

 3.       Take 15 minutes and review your logins with a particular emphasis on creating effective passwords. Passwords should not be a word but a phrase containing capitals, symbols and numbers.  Your password for each Application or Site needs to be unique.  We recommend ideally generating a Password using a Password Management Tool such as LastPass or RoboForm.

 4.       Check your operating system and applications are up to date on your devices. This includes your desktop computer, phones and tablets.

 5.       DO NOT TRUST your email. Even if you know the sender please do NOT click any links or open any attachments unless you are 100% certain of their content.

 6.       Vet your applications, do you really need Java and Flash, do you use it?

If not then remove it, streamline your OS and you lower your attack vector.

 7.       ALWAYS run updates from a legitimate source if you are unsure go to the developer’s website and check yourself.

 8.       Do not Trust ‘Fake’ Antivirus alerts such as XPAV, Windows security or Mac defender etc.

We recommend and install ESET to our customers, therefore you should only trust these Notifications. However if you use an alternative Antivirus and in doubt, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 9.       Social networks are great fun but treat them with respect. Honestly Apple do not need to give away iPads because the cellophane is ripped!

 10.   If in doubt give our Support Team a Call on 01246 266 039