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National Cyber Awareness Week
Teachers Mutual Bank is a strong supporter of National Cyber Awareness Week, which focuses on educating people about safe online usage in the home, small and medium businesses, in schools and for teenagers and young children.
The government initiative highlights easy, everyday measures Australians can take to protect themselves, their computer and their money from cyber fraud.
For example, the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) recommends taking the following steps to keep safe online:
- Use strong passwords and different passwords for different uses
- Stop and think before you click on links and attachments
- Take care when transacting online – research the supplier and use a safe payment method
- Only download apps from reputable publishers
- Regularly check your privacy settings on social networking sites
- Stop and think before you post any photos or financial information online
- Talk with your child about staying safe online
- Install and update your security software regularly
- Turn on automatic updates on all your software, particularly your operating system and applications
- Report someone if you feel uncomfortable or threatened online
The Stay Smart Online website has more information about how you can help reduce cyber crime and get involved with activities planned this week.