The digital age has brought many changes, and with it, new risks to our cybersecurity. Here are some tips to help you stay safe online:
- Keep your software up to date. This includes your operating system, web browser, and any applications you have installed. Outdated software can have security vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers.
- Use strong passwords and don’t reuse them. A strong password is at least 8 characters long and includes a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid using easily guessed words like your name or birthdate.
- Be careful what you click on. Don’t click on links or attachments in emails or instant messages from people you don’t know. These could contain malware that can infect your computer.
- Use a secure connection. When you’re using public Wi-Fi, make sure the connection is encrypted. You can tell if a connection is encrypted if it has “https” at the beginning of the web address.
- Be aware of phishing scams. These are attempts by hackers to trick you into giving them your personal information, such as your passwords or credit card numbers. Be suspicious of any email or message that asks you for this type of information.
By following these tips, you can help protect yourself from cybersecurity threats.