Advent tip #24: The Big One!

All our tips so far, in one easy-to-scan list. No pressure – there’s plenty of time until Christmas.

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Advent tip #23: Check that Java is turned off in your browser

Fewer and fewer websites actually rely on Java, so the only people who really benefit from it being on in your browser are the crooks.

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Advent tip #22: Got a new gadget for Christmas? Stop. Think. Connect.

Can’t wait to see how your new-but-unpatched laptop performs online on Christmas morning? Nor can the crooks…

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Advent Tip 21: Bought online? Watch out for bogus courier emails!

Will that last-minute gift get delivered in time? Don’t be tempted by emails that say they’re from a courier company that couldn’t deliver.

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Advent tip #19: Grab hold and give it a wiggle!

Watch out for booby-trapped ATMs! If crooks can copy your card and record your PIN when you withdraw money, they can raid your account.

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Advent tip #18: Avoid typosquatting – type carefully at Christmas!

Just one finger-slip, and you (or your children) could end up where you really don’t want to be…so type carefully this Christmas!

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Advent tip #17: “Reply All” is probably not what you want

Here’s a humorous example to remind you why “Reply All” is probably not what you want, especially during party season.

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Advent tip #15: Set your Facebook so you can’t be searched for by phone number or email

By default, anyone can look you up on Facebook via your email address or phone number. You can change your privacy settings to limit who’s able to search for you.

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Advent tip #14: Beware of login links in emails!

If you click a dodgy link in an email, it’ll take you somewhere dodgy – so your best and safest plan is not to click in the first place!

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