From the American Bankers Association
The internet is more than just easy access to information; it can also leave you vulnerable to fraud, identity theft, and other scams. It’s a global issue impacting hundreds of millions of people worldwide every year. The following tips can help keep you and your family safe online.
The American Bankers Association recommends:
Keep your computers and mobile devices up-to-date – Having the latest security software, web browser, and operating system are the best defenses against viruses, malware, and other online threats. Turn on automatic updates to ensure you receive updates and fixes as they become available.
Set strong passwords – A strong password is at least eight characters in length and includes a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
Secure your internet connection – Your home wireless network should always be protected with a password. Also, when connecting to a public Wifi network, don’t send sensitive information over it.
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