Network’s Third Law
For every technological invention, there is an equal yet opposite criminal advancement.*
*Not a real law. It just seems that way.
Stop. Think. Connect.™
Stopthinkconnect.org is a global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. There you can find all sorts of information and ideas to help you stay safe online. Below are a few favorites.
Protect all devices that connect to the Internet: Along with computers, smartphones, gaming systems, and other web-enabled devices also need protection from viruses and malware.
Make your password a sentence: A strong password is a sentence that is at least 12 characters long. Focus on positive sentences or phrases that you like to think about and are easy to remember (for example, “I love country music.”). On many sites, you can even use spaces!
Unique account, unique password: Having separate passwords for every account helps to thwart cybercriminals. At a minimum, separate your work and personal accounts and make sure that your critical accounts have the strongest passwords.
When in doubt, throw it out: Links in emails, social media posts and online advertising are often how cybercriminals try to steal your personal information. Even if you know the source, if something looks suspicious, delete it.
Protect your $$: When banking and shopping, check to be sure the site is security enabled. Look for web addresses with “https://” or “shttp://,” which means the site takes extra measures to help secure your information. “Http://” is not secure.
Check out all their tips here: https://stopthinkconnect.org/tips-advice/general-tips-and-advice.
Filed Under: Communicator Published: 01/27/2020