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Everyone should have measures in place to protect themselves online. Here are some useful tips:

  1. Use strong passwords

    Passwords should be hard to guess but easy to remember. Some things to consider:

    1. Use long passwords (8-12 characters)

    2. Use a variety of lower and upper cases, special characters (e.g. $, #, *), and numerals

    3. Avoid using common names and places.

  2. Keep your devices, application software and operating system up to date.

  3. Secure your home and office Wi-Fi with encryption and a password.

  4. Install a firewall to stop unwanted internet traffic that may be harmful for your computer.

  5. Back up your data regularly.

  6. Do not provide personal or financial information over emails.

  7. Do not open or respond to emails if you do not know the sender.