10 STEPS
TO HELP SECURE
YOUR ONLINE LIFE
10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR
ONLINE LIFE
François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exm...
10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR
ONLINE LIFE
François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exm...
10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR
ONLINE LIFE
François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exm...
10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR
ONLINE LIFE
François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exm...
10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR
ONLINE LIFE
François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exm...
10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR
ONLINE LIFE
François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exm...
10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR
ONLINE LIFE
François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exm...
10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR
ONLINE LIFE
François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exm...
10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR
ONLINE LIFE
François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exm...
10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR
ONLINE LIFE
François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exm...
10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR
ONLINE LIFE
François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exm...
ABOUT XMS
François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au
Executive Management S...
ABOUT XMS
François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au
XMS Pty Ltd is a Weste...
CONTACT US
François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au
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Getting hacked is not a good feeling. It’s like getting your house robbed.You feel exposed and lose trust in society. Here are a few simple tips to help you secure your online life.

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  1. 1. 10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR ONLINE LIFE
  2. 2. 10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR ONLINE LIFE François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au Use strong passwords Use a minimum of 8 characters in your passwords, including a combination of capital letters, numbers and punctuations. 1
  3. 3. 10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR ONLINE LIFE François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au DO NOT use the same password across multiple sites If you get hacked, hackers could gain access to a lot more of your data. 2
  4. 4. 10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR ONLINE LIFE François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au DO NOT use passwords containing names or information close to you i.e. dog name, wife/mum maiden name, kids’ date of birth, street name, suburb etc. 3
  5. 5. 10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR ONLINE LIFE François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au Change your passwords regularly as much as it might be a hassle. Now obviously here common sense take prevalence. If you have registered to receive your horoscope on a daily basis and the only information you provided was your email address and a password, then hackers won’t be able to do much with your account, unless to try re-using your password somewhere else. 4
  6. 6. 10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR ONLINE LIFE François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au Use a two-step authentication process (sometimes referred to as multi-factor authentication). This is relatively new and requires the presentation of 2 or more authentication factor to verify your identity, for example, your password and a PIN received via SMS. Most banks have this in their online banking facility. This is now available for Google accounts, Apple ID accounts and DropBox accounts. If available, USE IT! 5
  7. 7. 10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR ONLINE LIFE François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au Ensure answers to your secret questions are difficult to guess and answers are not easily obtainable online6
  8. 8. 10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR ONLINE LIFE François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au Secure your digital device Enable security on your smartphone and tablet. You never know where you might lose it7
  9. 9. 10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR ONLINE LIFE François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au Enable all possible alerts for confirmation of transactions, password changes etc. on the different accounts you are using, preferably by SMS if available. This will ensure you are advised pretty much immediately of any authorised changes to your account. Go review your profile and enable it ASAP 8
  10. 10. 10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR ONLINE LIFE François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au Avoid using your passwords on public computers and if you have to, change your password soon after (from a secure PC). This is probably something that doesn’t happen as often nowadays with the use of smartphones and tablets. 9
  11. 11. 10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR ONLINE LIFE François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au Use a keychain software if you’ve already got headaches about all these new passwords you now need to remember. Such software securely keeps track of the different passwords you use across different websites. When choosing one, ensure it is encrypted, and saved locally on your desktop or laptop. 10
  12. 12. 10 STEPS TO HELP SECURE YOUR ONLINE LIFE François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au Need help? +61 428 881 851 www.exms.com.au
  13. 13. ABOUT XMS François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au Executive Management Solutions [XMS] provides strategic IT business services that helps SMEs achieve a return from their IT investment. XMS helps businesses understand the latest technology, and how it can benefit their business.
  14. 14. ABOUT XMS François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au XMS Pty Ltd is a Western Australian owned and operated company offering tailored IT business consultancy services. Our focus is on small and medium enterprises, bridging the gap between strategic objectives and IT requirements. Our mission is to provide effective and pragmatic IT advice and solutions, which support businesses in their success. We educate business owners about the importance of IT planning and proper IT systems and controls.
  15. 15. CONTACT US François Langlois | tel: +61 428 881 851 | email: info@exms.com.au | web: www.exms.com.au Visit our website: www.exms.com.au Visit our LinkedIn page: http://www.linkedin/company/xms Visit our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/xmsconsulting Or CALL US: +61 428 881 851

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