What Could You Really Lose in a Hack?
Many of us are pretty reliant on the internet. It’s how we communicate, how we bank, how we work and how we plan our leisure time, such as purchasing concert or sports tickets. But using the internet comes with some risks, if you’re not careful.
At StubHub, we are committed to delivering safe and secure transactions online for both our buyers and sellers. This is why we support the Cyber Aware campaign in the UK. Cyber Aware aims to drive behaviour change amongst small businesses and individuals, so that they adopt simple secure online behaviours to help protect themselves from cyber criminals: install the latest software and app updates and use a strong, separate password for your email.
Most of what you will do online will require you to have email and this is why it’s a target for hackers. Your email says a lot about you and there is often a lot of information stored in it that hackers would love to get a hold of, such as order confirmations which will have your address, credit card information and other identifying information. This is why it’s essential to protect yourself online, but most importantly your email. You wouldn’t go out without locking your front door, so why give criminals an open invitation to your personal possessions/information online?
It’s time we mirrored our approach to security offline in our online worlds and this is why we support the Cyber Aware #OneReset campaign. It is encouraging British consumers to make #OneReset and take the simple step of having a strong and separate password for their email account to help protect their identity. Your email account is a gateway to a vast amount of information and hackers can also use your email account to access many of your other personal accounts including banking details.
So next time you receive an email from a loved one, remember: your inbox may be more revealing more than you think. Here are 5 ways to stay safe online:
- Use a strong and separate password for your email account
- Install the latest software and app updates
- Activate two step authentication on your email
- Use password managers to store passwords for your less important accounts
- Secure your tablet or smartphone with a screen-lock
For more advice on simple ways to be more secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website. We’ll continue to support Cyber Aware’s campaigns to keep consumers safe, so stay tuned for the latest.