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Stay Smart Online Week

Together we can reverse the threat of cybercrime

8 Oct 2018

6.09 million Australians were hit by cybercrime last year.*

This week we are partnering with Stay Smart Online to fight back against cybercrime and help you and your family stay safe online. Each year, Stay Smart Online Week brings a focus to our online security.

It’s all about smarter ways to avoid the pain, money and time it costs to recover from cybercrime. We can all take simple actions to keep ourselves, our families and businesses protected when connected.

Stop cybercriminals from getting the keys to your life – lock down your online security today.

For simple ways to act smarter online and reverse the threat, visit staysmartonline.gov.au/reversethethreat or follow Stay Smart Online on Facebook.

At Credit Union SA we are committed to keeping you and your money safe while transacting with us. Together, we can reverse the threat of cybercrime.

If you think you have been the victim of a scam or hoax, please contact Credit Union SA immediately.

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Passwords

Passwords are the first line of defence against cybercriminals. So use a different and strong password for all of your accounts. Add an extra layer of security with two-factor authentication (2FA).

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Software updates

Updating your software is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself online. These updates add new features, install bug fixes and fix security holes that could let cybercriminals in. Take the time to install software updates as soon as they become available. Better yet, set your system preferences to update automatically.

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Public Wi- Fi

Public Wi-Fi isn’t always safe. Without the right protection, cybercriminals could see your information. So, it’s important to be careful about what you do online when you’re connected to public Wi-Fi. Always think before you connect.

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Phishing

Phishing are fake messages that try to trick you into giving out your personal or financial details. If you receive a suspicious message do not click on any links or open any attachments. Always think before you click.

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*Norton, Norton Cyber Security Insights Report Global Results (2017)