A few months back I had another chat to Today Tonight, a national prime time current affairs program I’ve previously appeared on in relation to call centre scammers taking over unsuspecting victim’s PCs. This time it was about the security of internet banking which gave me a chance to collate some good practices, many of which didn’t go to air but I kept hold of with the intention of sharing in the context of the video.
The victims covered in the story obviously succumbed to different scams of varying sophistication but most of the time, some very simple practices will protect you from online criminals.
Here’s my top tips broken into a few different categories. I’ll keep them brief with the expectation that some people may need a little help on the more technical items, but at least they’re a starting point to have a discussion with a technology savvy friend.