Recent Internet bugs and vulnerabilities have had a widespread impact, compromising the security of computers as well as personal information you may enter online,
"Although you can't stop criminals from attempting a cyber attack, you can take several steps to reduce your risk of having your personal information stolen, misused or deleted,"
Among the tips
• Do not use the same password for multiple accounts, especially important accounts such as online banking or an online store with your credit card on file.
• Passwords should not be a word found in the dictionary or a combination easily.
• Don't click on links or download attachments in unsolicited emails or download anything from sites you don't trust.
• Scan all external devices, such as USB flash drives, for viruses and malicious software (malware) before using.
• Install antivirus security software.
• Never email personal information on an unsecured Wi-Fi network; the network can be hacked and the information accessed by unauthorized users.
• Don't disclose private information unless necessary, and always verify the source if asked to input sensitive information into a website or email.
• Before entering credit card numbers or other payment information when shopping online, double-check that you're on the website you think you are and check the URL for "https," which is a general indication that the page is encrypted for your security. Some browsers also display a "lock" icon to indicate that a website is secure.
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