Prevention Tips

Use Strong Passwords

Use different user ID/password combinations for different accounts and avoid writing them down.  Make sure your passwords are strong by combining letters, numbers, special characters, making them a minimum of 10 characters in total, and changing them on a regular basis. 


Secure your Computer

Install and update your anti-virus/malware software.  

Secure your Mobile Devices

Mobile devices are vulnerable to viruses and hackers.

Install the latest operating system updates.

Download applications and files from trusted sources

Secure your wireless network

Wi-Fi networks are vulnerable to intrusion if they are not properly secured.  Make sure to review and modify default settings. 

Public Wi-Fi, aka Hotspots, is available just about everywhere.  It is important to remember that public Wi-Fi networks are also vulnerable to intrusion. 

Please use caution when using public Wi-Fi. Avoid connecting to bank accounts or accessing sensitive personal data on unsecured public networks.