Sick of resolutions yet? Here’s one set you need to stick to…..

Many of us have already put together our goals for a healthy, productive and organised 2018. But how many of you included resolutions or goals to ensure you and your family are protected from identity or cyber crime?, Queensland Police say

To help you get the New Year off to a good start, we’ve done some of the hard work and outlined some of our favourite ways to help keep you in control of your security. Sure, a couple of them may take a little bit of time to do, but trust us, investing the time now will save you in the long term. 

  • Update the operating system on all your electronic devices (computer, phone, tablet and laptop).
  • Instead of clicking the “remind me later” button when your security software asks to be updated, take the time to ensure the software is actually current and up to date
  • Update your passwords and ensure they are strong and unique. Consider investing in a reputable encrypted password database app for extra security.
  • Ensure your home network is secure. Modem and routers also have security updates, so be sure to check these are current and working.
  • Make sure your wireless network is using the strongest security protocols available, and you have a secure password.
  • Watch out for unsolicited emails, messages, or even phone calls. Don’t click on any links or attachments unless you are certain of the source
  • NEVER allow anyone remote access to your computer.

And remember, stay In Control of your personal and financial information, and keep up to date with the latest security issues and scams.

For further information, go to https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/news/new-years-resolution-worth-keeping.

To avoid becoming a victim of cyber crime and information on how to report these matters, visit the R U in Control page on the Mypolice blog at www.mypolice.qld.gov.au/incontrol

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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