10 tips for staying safe online

Cybercriminals are targeting people on a massive scale in an attempt to steal small amounts of money as part of a technique known as “silent stealing”, according to a new study.

It is just the latest in a wide range of methods scammers can use.

Here is a round-up of the top tips from police and cybersecurity experts on how to stay safe online and avoid falling victim to cyber fraudsters.

1. Have strong passwords

A person’s passwords are the keys to their online life, so making sure they are strong and secure is vital to cybersecurity.

Criminals can easily guess simple passwords linked to family names, pets and sports teams so use a collection of random words instead, and always have a different password for your main email, where the largest collection of sensitive information can be found.

2. Keep software updated

Cybersecurity is an ever-evolving issue, with new

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