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Cyber Security – Keep Yourself Safe and Be Vigilant

With the Festive/Holiday season fast approaching, it’s a timely reminder for all of us to be vigilant with both our online, instore purchasing and general online dealings. Around this time we are normally in and out of stores, tapping, swiping or making purchases online, as we get busy, so do cybercriminals!.

We have been aware of businesses and clients who have experienced this first hand.

If you experience any suspicious activity, a comment or an offer that seems too good to be true, please contact us and one of our friendly Sales staff will communicate with the enquirer to validate their authenticity.

If you receive an invoice requesting payment, but are unsure of it, give our Accounts/Admin Team a call who can verify bank details with you over the phone prior to payment (this is becoming a standard practice within most businesses).

If you find any of the webpage you visit through a link or email you receive, unusual in terms of its content (especially grammatical errors) or design, please verify it with us, before clicking any link.

Cybercriminals are clever in disguising their correspondence to you so be vigilant and always check recipient details carefully. If you are unsure always check and give a call to confirm details.

It is in our best interests to safeguard you from unethical activity online. Although we are doing our best to keep our environment safe and secure, using practical knowledge and being vigilant at all times will help our community remain safe, reliable and hacker-free.

If you ever have concerns about communication you have received from Farm Tender, be sure to make contact with us to discuss, this is one of the many bonuses in being able to have direct contact with our Staff at any time.

Here are a few tips;
(Reference: www.ato.gov.au – Top Cyber Security Tips)

  • Use Strong & Secure Passwords
  • Update your Passwords regularly & use two-step authentication where possible
  • Do not share your Password
  • Ensure your devices (phone, iPad, Computer) all have the latest available security updates installed
  • Do not use USB’s or external hard drives from an unfamiliar source
  • Use a Spam filter on your email account
  • Secure your wireless network
  • Be vigilant about what you share on social media
  • Do not download or open attachments unless you know the program is legitimate

Reference Points;
www.ato.gov.au
www.scamwatch.gov.au  (part of the ACCC)
www.cyber.gov.au

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