Online security best practice

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We want to help you lead a safe and secure digital life. Here are some tips and best practice on how to stay secure online:

  • firstly, make sure you create strong passwords for everything. We know it’s annoying to have to remember so many passwords, but do create unique passwords for each website or app you use so you have minimal overlap
  • be wary of anyone calling and asking for personal information, bank details or passwords
  • monitor your credit rating to determine if anyone has applied for credit in your name   
  • keep all your passwords away from prying eyes. Don't save them in a document on your computer, and don't write them on a Post-it note and stick it on your machine!
  • if you're using a smartphone or a laptop in public, treat your personal security with just as much care and attention as when you're on the computer at home
  • if you're mobile banking on the train, for example, keep your password hidden. And if you're using a public computer, such as one in a library, don't forget to log out once you're done
  • make sure your computer has up-to-date anti-virus software installed such as Norton™ Security Premium
  • finally, in the unlikely event you have been a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud and internet crime reporting centre, on 0300 123 2040

Please read below for more useful information.

We want to help you lead a safe and secure digital life. Here are some tips and best practice on how to stay secure online:

  • firstly, make sure you create strong passwords for everything.  We know it’s annoying to have to remember so many passwords but do create unique passwords for each website or app you use so you have minimal overlap
  • be wary of anyone calling asking for personal information, bank details or passwords
  • monitor your credit rating to determine if anyone has applied for credit in your name   
  • keep all your passwords away from prying eyes. Don't save them in a document on your computer, and don't write them on a Post-it note and stick it on your machine!
  • if you're using a smartphone or a laptop in public, treat your personal security with just as much care and attention as when you're on the computer at home.
  • if you're mobile banking on the train, for example, keep your password hidden. And if you're using a public computer, such as one in a library, don't forget to log out once you're done.
  • make sure your computer has up-to-date anti-virus software installed such as Norton™ Security Premium.
  • finally, in the unlikely event you have been a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud and internet crime reporting centre, on 0300 123 2040

Please read below for more useful information.

We want to help you lead a safe and secure digital life. Here are some tips and best practice on how to stay secure online:

  • firstly, make sure you create strong passwords for everything.  We know it’s annoying to have to remember so many passwords but do create unique passwords for each website or app you use so you have minimal overlap
  • be wary of anyone calling asking for personal information, bank details or passwords
  • monitor your credit rating to determine if anyone has applied for credit in your name   
  • keep all your passwords away from prying eyes. Don't save them in a document on your computer, and don't write them on a Post-it note and stick it on your machine!
  • if you're using a smartphone or a laptop in public, treat your personal security with just as much care and attention as when you're on the computer at home.
  • if you're mobile banking on the train, for example, keep your password hidden. And if you're using a public computer, such as one in a library, don't forget to log out once you're done.
  • make sure your computer has up-to-date anti-virus software installed such as Norton™ Security Premium.
  • finally, in the unlikely event you have been a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud and internet crime reporting centre, on 0300 123 2040

Please read below for more useful information.

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