Are you worried about staying safe online?
Check out our tips for protecting yourself on the Internet:
- Watch out for phishing emails that look real, but are trying to trick you into giving away your username, password, or other sensitive information. If in doubt, delete it.
- If you think you’ve been hacked, or if you’ve clicked on a phishing email, change passwords immediately to minimize the chance of having your data stolen.
- Phishing emails often convey a false sense of urgency or use threats of service interruption trying to trick you into clicking. If you are unsure about the validity of an email, contact the company by phone.
- For a more secure password, use a mix of upper and lower case letters mixed with numbers and symbols at least eight characters long.
- Protect yourself by only surfing and shopping on trusted websites and reputable brands.
- Think twice before clicking on email attachments when you’re not expecting a file from the sender. Attachments can contain malware or viruses that may harm your computer.
- Scammers are everywhere. When browsing online, it’s best to ignore unexpected pop-up ads that claim that you’ve won a prize or claim you’ve got a virus.