Tips to Stay Safe Online

Seven tips to stay safe online:

1.Keep up to date. 

Allow Windows updates download automatically to protect your computer. Use the Windows latest security patches to make regular updates and make sure that you have the software set to do routine scans.

2. Think before you click. Stay safe online.

Never click on links in messages from people you don’t know or vaguely know. These phishing emails have links that lead to websites that can lure you into giving personal information or download malware to your computer. You should even be wary with emails from people you do know if it looks or sounds suspicious. Hackers can create a malicious email that looks like it came from your best friend’s email account.

3. Use your noggin.

You do not need to be a seasoned computer whiz to know that it’s not smart to open an attachment titled, “Claim Your Inheritance!” Using common sense while surfing the Web can protect you from some hungry cyber-shark.

4. Install a firewall.

A firewall is a great line of defense against cyber-attacks. Although most operating systems come with a firewall, you might want to consider installing Trend Micro service which has a much better firewall than the one that comes built into your operating system.

5. Protect your data. Back up online.

Back up all of your data on your computer, smartphone and tablet in the event of loss, theft or a crash. Also, routinely check your various financial statements for questionable activity.

6. Kick-butt passwords.

Regularly change passwords and don’t use the same passwords for critical accounts.

7. Safely peruse.

Beware of phony websites. These sites may have an address that’s very similar to a legitimate site, but the page can have misspellings, bad grammar or low resolution images. However, scammers are getting better at replicating sites so make sure. If a site asks for personal information, that you double check the URL and make sure it’s not asking for information it shouldn’t.

We supply Trend Micro Worry Free Business and SonicWall Firewall to provide total protection from Viruses and other online threats.

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