Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
15th January 2020 Issue no. 490
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Individuals and businesses are encouraged to become 'Cyber Streetwise'
The UK government has launched a new campaign to change the way people protect themselves while shopping, banking or socialising online in order to avoid falling victim to cyber criminals...
With more than 11 million internet-enabled devices received as gifts during the Christmas period, Cyber Streetwise will help in the fight against online criminals.
The new website, www.cyberstreetwise.com offers a range of interactive resources and clear advice on the essentials for enjoying a safe experience online.
Adopt a few simple online behaviours to protect you and your family:
- Use strong, memorable passwords
- Install anti-virus software on new devices
- Check privacy settings on social media
- Shop safely online - always check online retail sites are secure. The web address should have https:// in front - the 's' stands for secure
- Download software and application patches when prompted
To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool.
15th January 2014