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