Securing your identity in this Digital Age!

During our webinar hosted by the National Library Board, we promised that we will share with you all our resources and links from the programme. So here it is! We hope you enjoy the content that we have put together for you and do share them with your family and friends if you find them helpful! Do enjoy!

(1) Use Secure Passwords, Multi-factor authentication and Password Manager.

60% of individuals do not use password manager and admits to reusing their passwords. With work from home practices projected to stay, it is worrying that 55% of working adults allow friends and family members to access their work devices.

(2) Reduce your digital footprint to absolute essential accounts.

As you’ve probably noticed, internet privacy has become more and more scarce with each passing year. An increase in data breaches and hacks means that even the most reputable of companies can accidentally give away your data.

This means it’s smart to minimize your exposure when it comes to your accounts online. The more you have, the greater chance there is of your data being compromised.

(3) Beware of Phishing Emails and SMS.

Scammers are taking advantage of the increased fear during the “circuit breaker” period to send out phishing emails and SMS. The Singapore Police Force (SPF) reported that recent impersonators include “banks, government agencies, trade unions like NTUC, or companies such as SingPost, StarHub and Netflix”.

(4) Check your privacy settings

When using online financial services like Paynow or Paylah, remember to toggle your privacy settings to ensure that only minimal data is shared with the banks. Often, location services in phones are unnecessarily turn on. Turn it off and big reputable companies will not be able to track you.

Protect your Google Home devices or Alexa from eavesdropping you by turning off these devices when not in use.

And finally . . . . the Webinar Resource!

Blue Phish has complied a list of resources here to enable you and your loved ones to practice better cyber hygiene and protect your digital identity.

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