Did you know that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month? Cybercrime is constantly evolving and security threats are ever-changing. Here are five tips on how to keep your personal information safe and secure.
Tip #1: Double your login protection. Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) to ensure that the only person who has access to your account is you.
Tip #2: Keep it locked. Lock your device when you are not using it. Even a few minutes is enough time for someone to steal or misuse your information.
Tip #3: Stop auto connecting to Wi-Fi. This instant connection opens the door for cyber criminals to remotely access your devices. Disable these features and choose to connect to a safe network.
Tip #4: Play hard to get with strangers. Cyber criminals hope to fool you. If the email looks “phishy,” do not respond or click on any links or attachments.
Tip #5: Be unique. Create strong, unique passphrases for each login. It is best to create ones that are at least 14 characters long.