Unfortunately, you often never know what unsafe cyber habits you have until it’s too late. That’s why, especially with so many Americans working online, it’s important to understand the best practices to keep your personal and work information safe.
No. 1: Secure your home network.
By having strong passwords and encryption, you can secure your home network. Change the default administrator password before the hacker discovers the manufacturer’s default and use WPA2 or WPA3 encryption so hackers can’t read what information you send.
No. 2: Limit access to your work device.
Lock or shut down your work computer when you aren’t around. It’s too easy for family and friends to accidentally erase or modify information or infect your device.
No. 3: Careful where you click.
Always, always hover over links before clicking them. Does the link go to the same place it claims? Don’t click on links from unknown sources, especially if they seem random, illogical, or threatening.
No. 4: Be careful of job offers.
Some cybercriminals use fake employment posts to trick people into money laundering schemes. They may attempt to collect your PII or financial information. Remote freelancers are especially vulnerable to this.
No. 5: Protect your devices.
If you haven’t already, make sure your antivirus or anti-malware software is up to date.
Cybercriminals are targeting your PC and mobile keystrokes to steal your private information Identity theft often begins on your device.
It happens when keylogging spyware is unknowingly downloaded after clicking on infected links inside an email, text message or web page. This practice of tricking unsuspecting victims into clicking on links that look legitimate is called phishing. According to recent reports, phishing was found in 90% of breaches and 95% of phishing attempts that led to a breach, were followed by software installation, including keyloggers.
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