• Never leave a router on its default password.
  • Never trust free, third-party free WiFi hotspots. Consider using a service to protect your devices and what your transmit. One free service to consider using when you’re out and about isHotspot Shield.
  • If you’re using a website to conduct a financial transaction, be sure you see a padlock icon and “https” before the URL. That indicates the site is secure.
  • Be sure you keep your antivirus, browser and operating system updated. If you don’t, you run the risk of both getting viruses and having a thief who uses a keylogger track your keystrokes, potentially capturing your passwords.
  • Never click on links in emails, even if it’s supposedly from your bank.
  • Use two-step verification for email, social networking and any other account that offers it. That involves typing in a password that gets texted to you for one-time use.
  • Use a password manager to help you create more secure passwords and organize them so you don’t have to remember them.

Read more: cbsnews.com


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