Online Security

Question
How do I protect myself Online?
Answer

Don't find yourself on the wrong side of the most recent internet threat; follow these tips to stay protected:​​​​​​

  • Don't connect to free wireless access points.
    • ​​​​​​​If you do, only use it for general browsing (do not do your banking!)
    • Connect to t trusted VPN Service
  • ​​​​​​​Secure your devices.
    • Strong passwords or touch ID features are your first line of defense against cybercriminals stealing your sensitive information. With security measures in place, your data is protected in the case of your device being lost or stolen. And reset those default passwords — many of today’s exploits come from leveraging devices where the default settings were never changed.
  • Only use apps you trust.
    • Information about you is collected through the apps you use. Think about who is getting that data and if you’re comfortable with how it could be used.
  • Be picky about what WiFi you are using.
    • Hotspots and public Wi-Fi networks are often unsecured, meaning anyone can see what you’re doing on your device. Limit your activity and avoid logging into accounts that hold sensitive information. Consider using a virtual private network (VPN) or a personal/mobile hotspot.
  • Disable WiFi and Bluetooth when not in use.
    • Stores and other locations use this information to track your movements when you are in range. Both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can also act as digital entrances into your phone. When it’s not absolutely necessary, consider turning it off.
  • Keep your devices and apps up-to-date
    • Having the most up-to-date software and applications is the best defense against threats. If an app is no longer in use, just delete it to ensure your devices clutter-free and no longer housing unsupported or outdated apps
Additional Resources
stay safe online    Stop Think Connect   How Phish Prone Are You

Details

Article ID: 91452
Created
Wed 11/6/19 10:40 AM
Modified
Tue 7/27/21 11:21 AM