Strong Passwords

Have a strong password. Hackers can access many of your personal accounts via your email, which can lead to identity theft. To create a strong password try using three random words that mean something to you but not easily guessed by anyone else, replacing some of the letters with symbols and numbers. Choose, use and protect passwords carefully and use a different one for every online account in case one or more get hacked. Don’t use the same password for everything #thinkrandom. The longer the password, the stronger they are. Keep your passwords secret, never give them to anyone.

For more information visit the Get Safe Online website.

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Enable Two Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (often shortened to 2FA) provides a way of 'double checking' that you really are the person you are claiming to be when you're using online services, such as banking, email or social media. It is available on most of the major online services.

When setting up 2FA, the service will ask you to provide a 'second factor', which is something that you (and only you) can access. This could be a code that's sent to you by text message, or that's created by an app.

Download our Guide to Two Factor Authentication for more information.