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Protect It

Maintain your digital profile. Every click, share, send, and post you make creates a digital trail that can be exploited by cybercriminals. To protect yourself from becoming a cybercrime victim you must understand, secure, and maintain your digital profile. Be familiar with and routinely check privacy settings to help protect your privacy and limit cybercrimes.

Cybersecurity - Protect It

Be Secure

Up-to-date on updates: Keeping your software fresh

Software updates are sort of like vitamins: Not everyone thinks about them, but everyone needs them, and they can make a big difference in keeping a system healthy. Let’s take a quick minute to talk about updates.

Updates help keep a piece of software or a system current. Because new threats are being developed all the time, manufacturers will send out fixes and updates to help protect their users from new threats — or just from problems they didn’t find when the software was first made. If someone discovers a security problem in a program and a user doesn’t download the update to fix the problem, they’re basically leaving a door open.

You take a big step in protecting your system when you’re smart about updates. Here are some tips.

  1. Always update the big three:  
  • your security software
  • your web browser
  • your operating system

Those three are absolutely critical for keeping you and your information safe!

  1. Enable auto-update. Check your programs’ Settings; the option is usually in there to automatically download new updates whenever one’s available.

 

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Theft & Scams

Learn about recent scams and how to recognize the warning signs. Read the FTC’s most recent alerts or browse scams by topic here.