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Tips for staying safe online

With more of us than ever working, shopping and interacting online its really important that you do all you can to protect you and your family from cyber criminals.

The National Cyber Security Centre has put together some top tips for staying safe online:

Protect your email by using a strong and separate password

Cyber criminals can use your email to access many of your personal accounts, leaving you vulnerable to identity theft.

Install the latest software and app updates

Software and app updates contain vital security updates to help protect your devices from cyber criminals.

Turn on two-factor authentication on your email

Two-factor authentication is recommended for email accounts to make sure your data is secure.

Password managers: how they help you secure passwords

Using a password manager can help you create and remember passwords

Secure smartphones and tablets with a screen lock

Screen locks off your devices an important extra layer of security

Always back up your most important data

Safeguard your most important data, such as your photos and key documents, by backing them up to an external hard drive or a cloud-based storage system.

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