We rely on computers, mobile devices and Wi-Fi for lots of things daily, including online banking and staying connected to our loved ones. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that your data is protected on these connective devices from fraudsters. We’ve put together some tips to help you get familiar with safe computer, mobile and Wi-Fi practises.
There are heaps of ways to protect your computer from viruses and unauthorised access, including:
Smart phones are just that- smart! That means they have lots of ways for you to save passwords and record data. This also means that they are targets for scammers who want to use this data to access your money or personal information. Some tips to keep your mobile device more secure are:
Wi-Fi networks are a convenient and fast way to access the internet. However having or using an unprotected Wi-Fi network can expose your private information and potentially allow unauthorised persons to perform malicious activities to devices connected to it.
Firstly, never assume free or public Wi-Fi networks are secure and do not do your banking on public networks. You may also like to consider using the following tips on your own Wi-Fi network.
Tip: You may need to look at your Wi-Fi router manual or seek advice when configuring your wireless router.Scam Alert Service for individuals, families and businesses. Learn more from the Australian Cyber Security Centre.