Top 3 Cyber Security Advice Tips

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Check Your Invoices

Experts have seen invoice fraud rise dramatically in the last 12 months. This is when a criminal sends a fake invoice or changes the bank account details on a real invoice to a different account. When paying an invoice to an account for the first time, pick up the phone and double check with the payee that the account is correct. If the bank account details for payees you make regular payments to has changed, get in contact with them and confirm that this is correct.

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Use a Strong Password

Avoid using the same password on multiple sites as criminals regularly steal entire password lists from websites and try using them elsewhere like your internet banking site. Consider using pass-phrases instead. Take a phrase and add numbers or special characters. For example, 'F4rmstr0ng!'. Never disclose your password to anyone else. Also, consider using two-factor authentication (2FA) to strengthen login security.

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Look Out for 'Phishing' Emails

Watch out for unsolicited emails encouraging you to take action such as clicking on a link, especially if it’s from an unknown sender. They may be trying to get you to click a link or open an attachment—leading to a virus infection, a hacker potentially taking control or stealing your details. This is known as ‘phishing’. Hover your mouse over the link and read the address that pops up. Take care to check that the link goes where you expect it to. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. It’s common for criminals to use items such as laptops, phones and tablets as bait to get you to click by offering them as prizes.

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