How to Stay Safe Online

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September 12, 2017

As digital citizens, we are getting better about consistently protecting ourselves, our devices, and our family and friends. However, the Internet is always “on,” so we must remain vigilant and continue to connect with care in order to protect our mobile devices — including laptops, tablets, smartphones, and wearable technology — as well as our personal information.

Here are a few tips om how you can stay safe online:

  • Protect your device. Add a passcode to your cell phone, tablet, or laptop right.
  • Use strong passwords or passphrases. Especially for online banking and other important accounts.
  • Enable two step authentication. Wherever possible, enable two step authentication, a method of securing access to online information with what you have plus what you know (i.e., your password plus a code sent to your phone).
  • Check your social media settings. Review your social media security and privacy settings frequently. Enable two-step verification whenever possible.
  • Learn everything to can. Stay informed about the latest technology trends and security issues such as malware and phishing.