Recommendations on the International Computer Security Day
November 29, 2019. .Social engineering methods used for computer fraud require everyone’s commitment to protect and avoid endangering information security.
Emails that seem to be genuine (phishing), fake text messages (smishing) and phone calls are the most widely used techniques to commit fraud.
November 30 is the International Computer Security Day. Do you know how to protect your personal data? The BCRA makes 10 recommendations of good practices for cybersecurity:
- Do not share or disclose your password.
- Use safer passwords by combining capital letters, small letters and numbers. Passwords should be easy for you to remember and hard for others to guess
- Do not use the same password for different apps, accounts, platforms, etc.
- Read the emails you receive carefully. Check that email senders are genuine.
- Avoid disclosing any details of your bank accounts or cards, or making any transactions, when someone offers you prizes, loans or benefits on the phone. In case of doubt, ask someone you trust.
- Do not access apps or bank sites from public or others' computers.
- Do not use a public Wi-Fi network to access sites that require passwords.
- When you make a purchase in a shop, do not take your eye off your card. Avoid, whenever possible, handing it over or ask if there are wireless terminals in the shop.
- Think for a while before doing anything. Assaults appeal to your emotions and slip-ups.
- Please remember that no bank will contact you to ask for your account’s password or data.
#VosSosLaClave, be responsible and cautious when making transactions in order to safeguard your personal data.