Avoid Identity Theft. Use Password Security
Did you know poor password security can lead to your identity theft and worse, financial loss?
One of the most common ways that hackers break into computers is by guessing passwords. Simple and commonly used passwords let intruders easily gain access and control of a computing device.
Don’t be a victim, be vigilant. Here are just a few steps you can take to protect your password.
Step 1: Perform a Malware Scan
Scan your device with a reputable virus or malware software.
For Government information about protecting against malware, you can visit https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/view-all-content/threats/malware.
Step 2: Reset Your Password
Do this when you next log into myWorkPac by following the ‘I’ve forgotten my password’ process. We also suggest you do this with other critical services, like your bank and healthcare provider.
There are a few ways to make your password strong. Ensure it:
Is at least eight characters long
Doesn't contain your username, real name, or company name
Doesn't contain a complete word
Is significantly different from previous passwords
Contains uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols
Isn’t a password that you’ve used on other internet services
The Australian Government offers a great guide for creating strong passwords, available at https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/view-all-content/publications/creating-strong-passphrases.
Another great resource on the Australian Government Cyber website explains Multi-Factor Authentication at https://www.cyber.gov.au/learn/mfa
Step 3: Check Your Email Security
Online security breaches are common.
To protect your personal identity, you can use resources like:
Have I Been Pwned? https://haveibeenpwned.com/
Great resource to check if your email has been compromised
Australia and New Zealand’s national identity and cyber support service. Free service to reduce harm experienced from compromise and misuse of your identity information