Be Cyber Streetwise and Think Random to create strong passwords this January

Published 7 January 2016

To help people be more secure online, the Cyber Streetwise #thinkrandom campaign is urging people to think ‘random’ to create strong passwords.

More people now store valuable data – both personal and business – on devices like a smartphone, tablet or computer. If a hacker gains access to your device they could cause a lot of damage – for example, they can access sensitive data such as your email or bank details or your clients’ details if you are a business owner.

To help you keep your data secure, a new Cyber Streetwise campaign has been launched to encourage you to create strong passwords by using three random words. Combining three words which mean something to you but are random to others will create a password that is strong and more memorable. Use separate passwords for your business and home account as well to further decrease the chances of multiple security breaches.

Cyber Streetwise’s #thinkrandom campaign will be promoting the use of three random words from 8 – 10 January 2016 from its Facebook and Twitter accounts to help people be more secure online and thwart cyber criminals. Keep an eye out for a range of inspirational random ideas and don’t’ forget to share the posts.

The #thinkrandom campaign is part of the wider Cyber Streetwise campaign which is encouraging people to take three simple steps to help stay secure online. These are:

  • Make passwords stronger by using three random words
  • Install security software on all devices
  • Always download the latest software updates

You can find out further information and advice about being more secure online by visiting the Cyber Streetwise website.

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