With the rise in personal information being hacked or stolen, it is more important than ever to keep your data safe.
At Toluna we take this very seriously and treat your data with the utmost care.
However, despite all our efforts, we can’t keep your data safe alone – we need your help! With this thought in mind, we have pulled together the top 5 tips for keeping your data safe.
1) Update your password on a regular basis.
Please make sure your password is:
– at least 8 characters – at least 1 uppercase character (A-Z)
– at least 1 lowercase character (a-z) – at least 1 digit (0-9)
– at least 1 special character (including punctuation and spaces)
– no more than 3 identical characters in a row (e.g., 1111 not allowed)
– not identical to your email.
Please make sure your new passwords are unique (not something you use for other accounts) and only you know it; please do not share it with anyone
Update your Toluna password today.
2) Create a strong password.
Surprisingly you aren’t the only one to think of using “password” as a password, 12345678 is also not that hard to guess. Make sure you don’t use your name or birthday as a password either. Use uppercase, lowercase, numbers and if you can, add in special characters to create a strong secure password.
3) Don’t use the same password everywhere!
As tempting as it is to use the same password for everything, it also increases your chances of being hacked, and across multiple accounts too.
4) Check to see if your data has been compromised
Yes, this amazing (and free) service lets you check if your details have been compromised just by entering your email address. Visit https://haveibeenpwned.com today to find out.
5) Don’t send the King of Nigeria’s son any money…
And make sure you don’t open any attachments in his emails either. In fact, don’t open any emails, links or attachments from unknown sources.
Oh, and we almost forgot, that long-lost cousin who just needs your bank account details to wire you a fortune probably doesn’t exist.
Keep your data safe and keep Influencing Your World!
The Toluna Team