Do you have a password manager and security software on your smartphone?
In today’s digital world, passwords are an necessity and it is essential that your passwords for every account and login remain secure.
A password manager or app safeguards website logins, pin numbers, credit card details and other sensitive information in a digital vault with layers of encryption and a master password.
It is important that you consider using security software on your smartphone or device, avoid use of unsecured internet connections or public Wi-Fi networks and ensure that you social network safely.
It is important to limit the amount of personal information you provide or post online and to seek permission before you post information about other people, work colleagues, associates, family or friends. To manage your privacy online, your social network privacy settings should remain appropriate and adequate.
Remember that reputable organisations do not ask for your password to rectify any problems you may have with an account. There are a number of ways to protect your passwords and the security of your online accounts including:
- Use of a strong password
- Changing your password regularly
- Use of different passwords for different sites
- Avoid ‘remember my password’ use
- Do not share your passwords
Ensure you use trusted and government websites online to protect your device, smartphone, tablet or computer. For further information https://www.police.qld.gov.au/safety-and-preventing-crime/r-u-in-control/ecrime or https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/individuals-and-families/protect-your-devices