Maintain password and PIN hygiene to keep them safe
- Don't use the same password for multiple services or websites.
- Don't share your passwords with anyone.
- Don't provide your password in response to a phone call or email, regardless of how legitimate it might seem.
- Don't provide your password to a website you have accessed by following a link in an email — it may be a phishing trap.
- Be cautious about using password-protected services on a public computer or public Wi-Fi.
- If you think your password may have been compromised, change it immediately and check for any unauthorised activity. If the same compromised password has been used on another site, create a new password there as well.
Treat PINs the same way you would a password
- Don't use obvious patterns like 1234, 4321 or 7777.
- Don't use postcodes, birthdays or other significant dates and numbers.
- PINs should be a random mix of numbers, letters and characters.