Trust & Safety

Trade Me's blog on Trust and Safety issues.

Cyber Smart Week

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We are excited to be an official partner of Cyber Smart Week.

Cyber Smart Week is organised by CERT NZ and Connect Smart who have put together some great advice on how to keep yourself safe online.

If you’re short on time, they have put together a great 30 sec video to get you started.

Cyber Smart Week is happening around New Zealand from 27 November to 1 December and it’s all about doing one thing that can make a big difference.

Fortunately, keeping your data secure is much easier than you’d think.

The important thing is to take that first step, and when each step is a matter of a few clicks, it’s a no-brainer.  

It’s easy!

Doing just one of these things will help keep your data safe. Doing more than one will help even more!

  • Change your password make your passwords long and strong, and have a unique password for each online account.
  • Turn on two-factor authentication (2FA) – two-factor authentication is like having a second lock for your door. It's often a password, and something else, like a code.
  • Check your privacy settings – set your privacy settings so you know exactly who can see what you post on social media.
  • Update your operating system (OS) – keeping your OS up to date is a really good way to defend against bugs and viruses.

Get Cyber Smart this week

During Cyber Smart Week we want as many people as possible to do one thing to protect themselves. The Cyber Smart website has all the tips you need to get your family or workmates on board.

Check out our posts on making passwords long and strong and using 2 factor authentication.