Food App Hacks

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The market size of food delivery platforms has increased dramatically from just over £1.5 million in 2020 to under £3 million in 2022.

With more consumers turning to apps such as Deliveroo, Just Eat, and Uber Eats to enjoy takeaways, criminals too are taking advantage of such advances in technology.

Users of the popular services are at risk of being hacked as cyber criminals are phishing for passwords and breaching accounts that have low security. 

Once criminals have access to customers’ accounts, they can falsely order food and access the bank details that have been saved to the profile. 

The best way to protect yourself and your bank account is by having a strong password that is built around the NCSC’s three random words advice which creates strong but memorable passwords.

Avoid creating passwords based on personal information and interests, or anything popular than can be figured out by a scammer. Using three random words will help prevent your passwords from being easily guessed.

Additionally, avoid saving your card details on the account, if possible, to prevent cyber criminalsfrom spending money if they do gain access to your account. 

Ideally, use two-factor authentication as a second barrier of security to prevent criminals from accessing customers’ accounts.

Remember: Never give out your password to anyone and avoid using the same combination of words for every login.

The NEBRC is a not-for-profit organisation established to support, educate, and protect businesses across the UK on cyber security and online crime.

If you would like further advice on managing your passwords, please contact our team at enquiries@nebrcentre.co.uk