1 - Embrace security software updates.

Hackers love outdated software, and because cyber threats are constantly evolving, it’s important to make a habit of downloading security software updates. Back it up by running regular virus and malware scans.

2 - Keep your operating system up to date.

Download recent patches to keep your computer’s operating system and programs up to date. Many updates include enhanced security features to ward off cyber threats.

3 - Heed the warnings.

Some internet browsers scan web pages looking for known fraud and phishing scams. If your browser warns that a website is suspicious, take the threat seriously and don’t visit the site – it’s not worth the risk.

4 - Guard your details.

Never enter your PIN, password, credit/debit card details or personal information into a website you’ve reached by clicking a link or via a pop-up window on your screen. You can’t be sure it’s a secure site.

5 - Don’t click links in unfamiliar emails.

Be wary of emails coming from unknown sources, or that have a suspicious address. And never click on links or attachments contained in these emails  – they could take you to a malicious website or download a virus to your computer. The safest approach is to delete spam emails immediately.

Remember, ME will never ask for your personal details via email. If you receive a suspicious email that appears to have come from ME, contact us immediately on 13 15 63.

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