October is European Cybersecurity Month — this is a great time to review and improve our online habits. Whether you’re at home, work, or out and about, staying safe online is becoming increasingly harder. So, to help you get started, here are a few helpful tips to bear in mind:

Randomly generate your passwords

Unique, randomly generated passwords are the strongest passwords you can use. Some browsers can generate these automatically however tools such as LastPass can generate passwords through the vault or a browser extension.

Check those incoming emails

Email is the gateway to your digital life. Make sure that you change your password frequently, be cautious of any unknown senders, and don’t open unexpected attachments as these can contain malicious software and viruses that may jeopardise your personal and professional data.

Lockdown your financial information

Frequently change and generate random passwords for all your financial accounts, this is the information scammers and hackers are looking for. Try to avoid auto filling online card payment forms, it might be a pain to fill in each time but better to be safe than sorry!