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We safeguard you against cyberattacks
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Hackers are in the news every day, stealing data and money from people, corporations and governments.
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Our partnership with The Ogden Raptors aims to raise awareness around cyber crime and how you can easily protect yourself, your family and where you work. Throughout the season, our simple “Don’t Click Tips” are the best way to avoid being taken advantage of by a cyber criminal.
Eight “Don’t Click Tips” to protect yourself, your family and workplace from cybercriminals.
- Be careful when you open emails or click on links from people you don’t know or don’t trust, and don’t give away private information in emails.
- Think about what you share on social media and change your settings so only certain people can see your information.
- Keep copies of important information in a safe place in case your computer or device gets damaged.
- Don’t use public Wi-Fi for things like online banking, and use a special tool called a VPN to keep your internet activity private.
- Use strong and different passwords for each account, and maybe use a tool to help remember them all.
- Keep your computer programs and apps up to date so they have the latest protection against hackers.
- Learn about tricks that hackers use to trick people into giving them information, and be suspicious of things that seem strange or unexpected.
- If you can, use two ways to sign in to your accounts for extra security.
What happens if you get hacked
- If you open emails or click on links from untrusted sources and provide private information, you may have your identity stolen, sensitive data compromised, or become a victim of phishing attacks.
- If you share too much personal information on social media and don’t adjust your privacy settings, cybercriminals could gather that information for malicious purposes, such as identity theft, stalking, or targeted scams.
- If your computer or device gets damaged and you haven’t backed up important information, you may lose critical data, including documents, photos, and files that are essential to you.
- If you use public Wi-Fi for activities like online banking without proper precautions, hackers can intercept your data and gain unauthorized access to your accounts, leading to financial loss, identity theft, or fraud. Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) helps protect your internet activity and ensures encrypted communication.
- If you use weak or reused passwords, hackers can easily guess or obtain them, giving them access to multiple accounts. This can result in unauthorized access, data breaches, identity theft, and potential financial loss. Using a password manager can assist in generating and securely storing strong passwords.
- If you don’t keep your computer programs and apps up to date, hackers can exploit vulnerabilities in outdated software to gain unauthorized access, install malware, steal data, or take control of your device.
- If you fall for hacking tricks, such as social engineering or phishing attempts, you may unknowingly provide sensitive information or grant access to cybercriminals, leading to identity theft, financial fraud, or compromise of personal accounts.
- If you rely solely on a single-factor authentication method for your accounts, such as a password, it becomes easier for hackers to gain unauthorized access. By using two-factor authentication (2FA) or multi-factor authentication (MFA), you add an extra layer of security, reducing the risk of account compromise.
Remember, taking preventive measures and staying vigilant can significantly reduce the chances of falling victim to cyberattacks and their potential consequences.
Have you been attacked?
Review these 5 essential "Don't Click Tips"
- Turn off your computer or device immediately.
- Contact your bank or credit card company if financial information has been stolen.
- Report the crime to the police or FBI.
- Change all your passwords on every account affected.
- If you can, run an antivirus scan on your computer or ask a computer shop to help.
Watch this informative video from researchers at the
Boise State University
A conversation with...
Edward Vasko & Maurice Stebila
Boise State University