Cybersecurity
5 golden rules

1. Think before clicking

- Whether in your e-mail or Internet browser, never click on links or open attachments of dubious origin.

- Always verify that the domains of the senders of the e-mail you receive are related to the entity that sends them.

- Verify that the sites you access begin with HTTPS//.

- 90% of cyberattacks start with phishing, a computer crime consisting of the mass distribution of e-mail messages with links to fake banking or other websites, with requests to update the personal data of customers.

 

2. Use strong passwords

- Ideally, your password should consist of various types of characters, such as letters (lowercase and uppercase), numbers and punctuation marks.

-Avoid the use of names, dates and document numbers.

- Do not disclose your password, do not write it down and do not use the same password for different logins as if someone finds it for one account, they will be able to access all the others.

- The passwords "123456", "password" and "qwerty" are amongst the most widely used worldwide. They are dangerous because they are not very complex and are very common.

 

3. Lock the device when you are away

- Never abandon your device without locking it, whether it be your computer, phone or tablet.

- Set an automatic device lock time. In this way, even if you forget to do it, the device will lock by itself after said time period (for example, 30 seconds).

- Leaving the device unlocked may allow important information to be stolen by third parties.

 

4. Do not connect unkown devices

- Be careful what devices you connect to your computer. Viruses can be spread using infected USB sticks, external drives or cell phones.

- Similarly, do not connect your USB stickor external drive to devices that you do not know or which are used by many people.

 

5. Carry out regular backups

-Save the most important information to an external device. In this way, if anything happens to your computer or the device that has your data, you'll have a backup of what you need.