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Anti-Virus

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 23:59
Make sure you have anti-virus software installed on your computer and that it is automatically updating. However, keep in mind that no anti-virus can catch all malware; your computer can still be infected. That is why it's so important you use common sense and be wary of any messages that seem odd or suspicious.

Browse With Encryption

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:59
When browsing online, encrypting your online activities is one of the best ways to protect yourself. Make sure your online connection is encrypted by making sure HTTPS is in the website address and that there is a green lock next to it.

Kids and Family Members

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:31
If you have children visiting or staying with family members (such as grandparents), make sure the family members know your rules concerning technology that your kids must follow. Just because your kids leave the house does not mean the rules about what they can do online change.

Shopping Online

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:13
When shopping online, always use your credit cards instead of a debit card. If any fraud happens, it is far easier to recover your money from a credit card transaction. Gift cards and one-time-use credit card numbers are even more secure.

Conversations

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:13
When traveling, it is very easy to forget where you are when discussing business with colleagues. That airport, taxi, restaurant or hotel lobby may have individuals nearby eavesdropping on your conversation. When discussing confidential information, agree to hold off on the conversation until you can be assured of privacy. Also, be careful not to share sensitive information with strangers you meet.

Go With Passphrases

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:13
Passphrases are the strongest type of passwords and the easiest to remember. Simply use an entire sentence for your password, such as "What time is coffee?" By using spaces and punctuation, you create a long password that is hard to guess but easy to remember.

Shopping Online

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 22:45
When shopping online, always use your credit cards instead of a debit card. If any fraud happens, it is far easier to recover your money from a credit card transaction. Gift cards and one-time-use credit card numbers are even more secure.

Conversations

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:55
When traveling, it is very easy to forget where you are when discussing business with colleagues. That airport, taxi, restaurant or hotel lobby may have individuals nearby eavesdropping on your conversation. When discussing confidential information, agree to hold off on the conversation until you can be assured of privacy. Also, be careful not to share sensitive information with strangers you meet.

Go With Passphrases

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:37
Passphrases are the strongest type of passwords and the easiest to remember. Simply use an entire sentence for your password, such as "What time is coffee?" By using spaces and punctuation, you create a long password that is hard to guess but easy to remember.

Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Router

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 17:47
The most effective steps you can take to secure your wireless network at home is to change the default admin password, enable WPA2 encryption and use a strong password for your wireless network.

Periodically check your credit report

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 21:45

Patch and update on a regular basis

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 22:35

Don't buy anything from a spammer

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:32

Don't tell ANYONE your password

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 22:29

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