Tips to protect you from Cyber Crime

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Are you concerned about the ongoing news on cybercrime which is daily popping out on the news feed? Are you interested in saving yourself and your company from the embarrassing repercussions of a cyber attack?

Then you should follow the steps suggested by the Queensland police which are as follows-

Hackers work out on ways to hack people who start their passwords with capital letters and often use the same across many sites. So, the cops are urging people to reset their passwords as soon as possible if the ones they are currently using are in anyway similar to the below-suggested list or is in align with the lines stated above in the same paragraph.

SplashData, a password management provider has released a list of the password which shouldn’t be used ever. The Queensland Police have assumed the SplashData list as a password bible and are suggesting to all web service users to never use those which are listed below.

1.    123456
2.    Password
3.    12345678
4.    QWERTY
5.    12345
6.    123456789
7.    Letmein
8.    iloveyou
9.    football
10.    1234567

Furthermore, the law enforcement officials of Queensland say that users should create a strong password by using a combination of letters, numbers and special characters. They discourage people from disclosing personal info to online service platforms and strongly discourage users from using the same password on multiple platforms.

At the same time, using your name, your pet name, and names such as bond007, trustno1 and abc123 could also make you vulnerable online.

Note- Queensland Police of Australia has suggested all these tips in “Public Interest”.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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