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Tips

  1. Use strong and unique passwords: Use a different password for each account and create strong passwords with a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols.
  2. Enable two-factor authentication: Use two-factor authentication whenever possible to add an extra layer of security to your accounts.
  3. Keep software up to date: Keep your operating system, software, and apps up to date to ensure that you have the latest security patches.
  4. Use antivirus software: Install and regularly update antivirus software to protect your computer from viruses and malware.
  5. Be cautious of suspicious emails and links: Don’t click on links or download attachments in emails from unknown senders.
  6. Be mindful of public Wi-Fi: Use a virtual private network (VPN) when connecting to public Wi-Fi to protect your data from potential hackers.
  7. Protect your mobile devices: Use a passcode or biometric authentication to lock your phone or tablet, and be cautious of downloading apps from unknown sources.
  8. Back up your data: Regularly back up your important data to protect it from loss or theft.
  9. Monitor your financial accounts: Keep an eye on your financial accounts and report any suspicious activity to your bank or credit card company.
  10. Use common sense: When in doubt, use common sense and be cautious about sharing personal information online or with strangers.

Reference

  • National Cyber Security Alliance (https://staysafeonline.org/) - A non-profit organization that provides resources and tips to stay safe online.
  • Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (https://www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity) - A federal agency that provides resources and tools to help protect - against cyber threats.
  • Federal Trade Commission (https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/small-businesses/cybersecurity) - Provides tips and guidance on cybersecurity - for small businesses.
  • US-CERT (https://www.us-cert.gov/) - A division of the Department of Homeland Security that provides resources and alerts related to cybersecurity.
  • OWASP (https://owasp.org/) - The Open Web Application Security Project provides information and resources on application security.
  • Microsoft Security (https://www.microsoft.com/security) - Provides information on cybersecurity and resources to protect your devices.
  • Google Security (https://safety.google/security/) - Provides information and tips on keeping your Google account and devices safe.
  • Norton Security (https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-how-to-cybersecurity.html)
  • Kaspersky Security (https://usa.kaspersky.com/resource-center/threats)
  • McAfee Security (https://www.mcafee.com/enterprise/en-us/security-awareness.html)
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