Every single minute of every day you are under attack. You are not always aware of it at the time, but the reality is that Cyber Criminals are after your money, your credentials and your data. It's not a matter of if, but when.
What the numbers are telling us:
The top 3 cyber crimes affecting Australian organisations are as follows:
Be password savvy!
One of the best defences against cyber crimes is to have strong passwords. Unfortunately, even with the risks involved, people often use simple, familiar passwords. If you have any of the following, we recommend that you change them now.
Following are the most common passwords:
Following are the most common phone passwords and most common keypad patterns:
imple rules for password creation:
- The longer the password, the longer it takes to crack. 8-12 characters is a good length.
- Always use strong passwords that are a combination of alphanumeric, special characters, symbols, lower case and upper case letters.
- Change your password often, about every thirty days or so.
- Never use dictionary words or common words like password or admin.
- Use a Password Manager which encrypts and stores the passwords in a secure vault that is protected by a master password and you will remain safe.
- Use two-factor authentication if available.
- Never use the same password to log in to multiple accounts.
- Don't use your name, pet names, friends or family names.
- Never use the 'remember password' feature in your browser.
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