Cyber Tip of the Week

Tip #10: Think before you app.  Review the privacy policy and understand what data the app can access on your device before you download. ​

Tip #9: Check if a website starts with https. ​ A website starting with https encrypts the data you put in the website and the data you get from it. If a website doesn’t start with https, don’t give them confidential info​rmation.

Tip #8: ​Be wary of Spam email.  ​Spam campaigns are still one of the main attack vectors that cyber criminals use.  ​Less Spam = Fewer Problems.

Tip #7: ​Back up your data up on a regular basis  and make sure your anti-virus software is always up to date.​

Tip #6: ​Be cautious about offers online – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Tip #5: ​Think before you click – don’t open emails from strangers and don’t click on links for unfamiliar sites.

Tip #4: Oversharing and identity theft. Verify your privacy settings on mobile devices and social media. Make sure you’re not oversharing information with the world that could potentially be used against you.

​Tip #3: When shopping or banking online never do it from a device that doesn't belong to you or on a network that isn't yours.  Your data could be copied or stolen.

​​​Tip #2: ​​If you leave your computer, phone or tablet for any length of time lock it up so no one can use it while you're gone. ​​ 

Tip #1: Practice good password management. Passwords should be at least 8 chara​​​cters long and include numbers, capital letters and symbols. Don't share your password with others, leave your password in plain site or use the same password for multiple sites. Click here​ for more information on choosing and protecting passwords.​​