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Though the internet has countless uses and advantages in
our daily lives, it can also make users vulnerable to fraud, identity theft,
and other scams. According to a recent survey, a staggering 12 adults become a
victim of cybercrime every second.
We’d like to recommend the following tips to keep you safe online:
Keep your computers and mobile devices
up to date.
Having the latest security software, web browser, and operating system
are the best defenses against viruses, malware, and other online threats. Turn
on automatic updates so you receive up-to-date fixes as they become available.
Set strong passwords. A
strong password is at least eight characters in length and includes a mix of
upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
Watch out for phishing scams.
Phishing scams use fraudulent emails and websites to trick users into
disclosing private account or login information. Do not click on links or open
any attachments or pop-up screens from unknown sources.
phishing emails to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at email@example.com.
Be sure to notify the company, bank, or organization impersonated in the email
if you are familiar with that company or organization.
personal information personal.
Hackers can use social media profiles to decipher
your passwords and answer those security questions in the password reset tools.
Lock down your privacy settings and avoid posting things like birthdays,
addresses, mother’s maiden name, and more.
Be wary of requests to connect from people you do not know.
your internet connection.
Always protect your home wireless network with a
password. When connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, be cautious about what
information you are sending over it. Also, watch for ‘shoulder surfers,’ trying
to catch a glimpse of what you’re typing.
Before shopping online, make sure the website uses secure
technology. When you are at the checkout screen, verify the web address begins
with https. Also, check to see if a tiny locked padlock symbol appears on the
the site’s privacy policies.
Though long and complex, privacy policies tell
you how the site protects the personal information it collects. If you don’t