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Improve Your Cyber Security this Festive Period

Alert message sent 19/12/2020 10:01:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


Due to coronavirus, more people will be doing their festive shopping online this year.

This means more opportunities for hackers to carry out cyber attacks. They often do this by targeting people and businesses using: 
  • email and website scams
  • malware - software that can damage your device or let a hacker in If hackers get into your device or accounts, they could access your money, your personal information, or information about your business.
You can improve your cyber security by taking six actions:
  1. Use a strong and separate password for your email
  2. Create strong passwords using 3 random words
  3. Save your passwords in your browser
  4. Turn on two-factor authentification (2FA)
  5. Update your devices
  6. Back up your data
Further advice on how to do all of the above at:  https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/home#action-2

 
Message sent by
Christine Lyle (Police, Neighbourhood Admin, West Oxfordshire)

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