KEEP SOFTWARE CURRENT: Your best bet to protect against viruses, malware, and online threats is to keep your antivirus, browser, and operating system up to date.
PROTECT ALL INTERNET DEVICES: Computers, smartphones, and gaming systems need antivirus protection. Don’t forget to use your antivirus software to scan USBs and external devices too.
USE AUTHENTICATION WHEN AVAILABLE: Secure your online accounts by enabling the most robust authentication tools available, such as biometrics, security keys, or a unique one-time code through an app on your mobile device.
UNIQUE ACCOUNT, UNIQUE PASSWORD: Different passwords for every account helps to thwart cybercriminals. Use a password manager such as LastPass to help keep track.
IF SOMETHING LOOKS SUSPICIOUS, DELETE IT: Links in emails, social media posts, and online advertising are how cybercriminals try to steal your information.
GET SAVVY ABOUT WI-FI HOTSPOTS: Limit the type of business you conduct and adjust the security settings on your device to limit who can access your machine.
PROTECT YOUR $$: When banking and shopping, check to ensure the site is security enabled. Look for web addresses with “https,” which means the site takes extra measures to help secure your information. “Http” is not secure