Best Practices to Protect Yourself from fraudulent activities or hacking attempts.
Protect your information with these tested strategies:
*Secure phone and computer networks with up-to-date antivirus software and take precautions in public hotspots and free Wi-Fi places.
*Be password savvy by changing all default passwords especially for email, updating them regularly, and using best practices to create strong passwords
*Purchase electronics from trusted sources and exercise caution when downloading apps and software
*Safeguard your banking information by only using ATMs at a bank-not a convenience store, mall, etc., watching out for skimmers, and paying attention to how cashiers swipe your card.
*Check the web address (“URL”) and look for “https” over “http;” the “s” in “https” stands for secure
Gail Markham, Vice President of Operations