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Avoid Identity Theft. Use Password Security

01/08/2022BY: Claude Drulik

​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

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

Another great resource on the Australian Government Cyber website explains Multi-Factor Authentication at

Step 3: Check Your Email Security

Online security breaches are common.

To protect your personal identity, you can use resources like:

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