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TIPS to Protect Against Cybercrimes

October 12, 2016   |  By Chris Phillips

Over the past month, CITS has been providing advice on how to avoid the most dangerous parts of the internet. Below is a summary of some of our best thoughts.

KEEP A CLEAN MACHINE by making sure your security software, operating system, and web browser are up to date.

WHEN IN DOUBT THROW IT OUT. Don’t click on any links or open attachments unless you trust the source.

MAKE YOUR PASWORDS long, strong, and unique. Combine capital and lowercase letters with numbers and symbols to create a more secure password. Use a different password for each account.

SET YOUR BROWSER SECURITY HIGH enough to detect unauthorized downloads.

USE A POP-UP BLOCKER. The links in pop-up ads are notorious sources of malware.

BACK UP YOUR DATA REGULARLY. Just in case your computer crashes.

PROTECT ALL DEVICES that connect to the internet. Along with computers, smartphones, gaming systems, and other web-enabled devices also need protection from malware.

MAKE SURE ALL MEMEBERS OF YOUR FAMILY follow these safety tips, because one infected computer on a home network can infect other computers.

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO FIGHT CYBERCRIME?

Help the authorities who are changed with this mission. Here is a partial listing: