Scammers are constantly increasing their fake emails and calls… Here are three really good ways to protect your identity and information online from criminals, scams, and phishing attempts.
Keep a clean machine: Keep all of your software up-to-date (especially operating system updates) on all Internet-connected devices to reduce risk of infection and malware. Check for updates regularly and make sure they are installed.
Use a better password: Improve your defenses on accounts by making passwords that you can remember and that are hard to guess. Passwords should use a combination of numbers, capital and lowercase letters and symbols. They should also be different for every account.
Passcode protect: Every device ‒ laptop, tablet or smartphone ‒ should be protected with a passcode or password to prevent unwanted access if it is lost or stolen.