February 11th 2020 is Safer Internet Day.
Recognized worldwide every year, Safer Internet Day is a day dedicated to promoting a safer online world – and a great time to do a quick check-up on your online security and privacy.
Here are some super simple but effective steps that you can take to check up – and lock up – your cyber security:
Creating secure, strong passwords for your online accounts is one of the most effective ways to protect your personal information.
Seems like a no-brainer, right?
Well, If your passwords look anything like the ones to the right, you might want to consider reading on…
Variety is the spice of Online Security.
Use a different password for every online account you have.
Too little, too late.
Make your password long and strong.
When’s your birthday?
Don’t use personal information to create your passwords.
Say goodbye to that notebook in your top drawer:
Keep your passwords safe – by using a password manager, such as LastPass.
One of the simplest things you can do to keep yourself safe online is check in on your online profile privacy settings. If you’re using social media, make sure that you have your privacy settings tight, so that you’re only sharing information with your friends or connections.
Check out these great advice pages from Netsafe for keeping your social media profiles private:
Two Factor Authentication
When you log in to your accounts online, you mostly use a simple ‘username and password’ combination. Adding two-factor authentication to your login process is a simple way of adding an extra layer of security to your accounts.
Why do you need Two-Factor Authentication?
Your password could be stolen in a phishing scam, or from a business that had a data breach. Adding 2FA to your accounts makes it harder for an attacker to access them – just knowing the password isn’t enough.
- Email Accounts
- Social Media
- Internet Banking
- Online Shopping Sites.
You can also set 2FA up on your devices — on laptops, tablets, smartphones, and even some game consoles.
How we can help
Keetrax can implement 2 Factor Authentication on WordPress sites for 1 point.
We can also set up fraud avoidance systems for our Neto & WooCommerce Customers.
If you’d like to know more about this, or if you have questions, please get in touch with us, and we’ll be happy to help.
For more resources and information SID2020, and on protecting yourself online, check out the links below: