Tuesday 6th of February 2018 is an important day in the online world. It is SID2018 or better known as Safer Internet Day. It’s main focus is to acknowledge and recognise the “Respect” aspect that what you share can have a hurtful or degrading affect to others. We’ve all seen and heard the dreadful news stories of cyberbullying, stalking or the vulnerable being sculpted online.

However, I would like to use this occasion to focus on being safer online in all aspects. Not only watching what you post and say about others but what you put up about yourself. It’s in our nature to want to be seen and liked for something we did or possessions we have. But there are people all over the world that are opportunistic and will look to take advantage if too much info is “put out there”. All these little bits of information can make you a target to scammers and other fraudulent activity.

Some technology tips and reminders in an attempt to help keep you safer are, keep your software updated (Operating system and Antivirus), don’t click strange links in emails (no you haven’t won US$4,000,000), avoid FREE download and software sites, update your password or change to a passphrase (not some easy to find info you posted online like your street name, birthdate or best friends name) and Microsoft don’t ring you saying you have a problem with your computer.

The eSaftey site has some great links and information regarding all of the above, however if you are still not sure on the technical aspects then don’t hesitate to send us a message. For more information on SID2018 and other online help then check out Australian Gov’s eSaftey site at https://www.esafety.gov.au/

For password ideas then this link will give you some great tips for being more secure. https://pcrepairsadelaide.com.au/2018/01/welcome-new-year-new-secure-passwords/

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