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Staying Safe Online

The first priority is to ensure your computer is kept up to date and is well protected with regularly updated anti-virus software. Also don’t store your banking passwords on your computer and change passwords regularly - just in case

Beyond that, staying safe online is largely a matter of being careful what you click on and what you plug into your computer or connect it to. Malware (a general term for all kinds of ‘malicious software’) can only enter a computer via:

  • an email attachment,
  • by being downloaded from a website
  • via connection with an infected device or system - e.g. a USB stick or a compromised network such as in a public cyber cafe.

Passwords

We are all, apparently, getting better at creating passwords but around 25% of us still use passwords such as: 'password', 'letmein', '123456', 'trustno1' or 'querty' for example (see The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2014).

It is as important as ever, however, to create safe passwords (but ones which you can remember!). Consider one for general use and another for secure personal use. Check strength of passwords at https://howsecureismypassword.net/ (but experiment with similar passwords rather than your actual passwords - just in case!). Try substituting letters for similar looking numbers or symbols.

For example try typing the following into https://howsecureismypassword.net/:

  • Password
  • Pa22w0rd
  • P@22w0rd
  • MyP@22w0rd

Similar variations could be created using a memorable word such as your pet's name or street where you live then applying a 'rule' (e.g. substituting certain letters for numbers or symbols, alternating caps and lower case, writing in reverse, etc.)

Alternatively, you could instead think of a memorable phrase then take the first (or the last!) letters/numbers to create a password - applying the 'rules' above also if neccessary.

e.g. "Password is one of the most easily hacked passwords today" would become:

P100tmehpt (and would take about 6 years to crack - not very easy after all!)

Using techniques such as this may not create passwords which can never by hacked, but for most purposes they will be strong enough - especially if you change them regularly and don't store any important ones on the computer.

For detailed information visit 'Email and web scams: How to help protect yourself' in the  MS Safety & Security Centre.

Email Problems

  • check if a suspect email is SPAM or a SCAM by pasting its subject line into Google
  • NEVER follow an email link to a banking site or PayPal for example - always type in the address yourself and go to the site directly to check.
  • If something seems too good to be true - it probably is!
Staying Safe Online

The first priority is to ensure your computer is kept up to date and is well protected with regularly updated anti-virus software. Also don’t store your banking passwords on your computer and change passwords regularly - just in case

Beyond that, staying safe online is largely a matter of being careful what you click on and what you plug into your computer or connect it to. Malware (a general term for all kinds of ‘malicious software’) can only enter a computer via:

  • an email attachment,
  • by being downloaded from a website
  • via connection with an infected device or system - e.g. a USB stick or a compromised network such as in a public cyber cafe.