5 Ways to Stay Safe Online

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With spoofing, smishing, scams, malware and more, the Internet can feel like the Wild Wild West these days. Add in a riot of new IOT devices, from Alexa to iWatches and Internet-connected appliances, and the door to vulnerability has opened us up to even greater risks.

On the bright side, with a few small steps you can greatly reduce your exposure to all these dangerous threats.

Here are some tips to help you get started:

Watch What You Share on Social Media: Phishers can figure out who you work for, your current job, your location, hobbies and interests, your connections–like family, friends and co-workers. Once they have all this info they can target you. By the way…it’s not hard to guess your woek email using standard naming attributes.

Don’t Click on Unsolicited Offers or Links: I don’t care if it’s the best poker chips you’ve even seen. Don’t click. Malware is just waiting for you if you come straight into the hacker’s realm.

Create Crazy Tough Passwords: I know…it’s a pain. I get it. Do it anyway. Get a tool like a password manager to help you out and actually use it.

Security Patches: Keep up to date on this. Again, I know they are a pain and they interfere with work and your text life, but these patches are constantly updating security protocol to keep you safe. Try turning on automatic updates so you don’t have to think about it, and make sure that your security software is set to run regular scans.

Stay off the wild sites: If it doesn’t have the little lock (SSL) in the left side of the address bar it’s not a place you need to roam. It’s an insecure site.

Keep your defenses up and if you need assistance with cybersecurity give EnhancedTECHh a call at 714-970-9330 or contact us [email protected]

Samantha Keller

Samantha Keller

Director of Marketing and PR at EnhancedTECH
Samantha Keller (AKA Sam) is a published author, tech-blogger, event-planner and mother of three fabulous humans. Samantha has worked in the IT field for the last fifteen years, intertwining a freelance writing career along with technology sales, events and marketing. She began working for EnhancedTECH ten years ago after earning her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and attending Fuller Seminary. She is a lover of kickboxing, extra-strong coffee, and Wolfpack football.Her regular blog columns feature upcoming tech trends, cybersecurity tips, and practical solutions geared towards enhancing your business through technology.
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