With an increase in online work, there is an increase in cyber threats. Email phishing and malware attacks are on the rise. Learning about these threats and why creating strong passwords are an important security measure to keep you safe.
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Don’t take the bait. Stay up to date on email phishing tactics used by criminals. Many phishing emails will try to lure you by clicking a link, downloading an attachment, or giving up personal information. Identify phishing scams, Report suspicious emails to email@example.com and Delete the email from your inbox and deleted folder.
Protect yourself from malicious software. All computers are vulnerable to malware, and Android mobile devices have become increasingly a target. These threats have the potential to seriously disrupt your studies. Block and reduce these malware attacks by securing your devices.
It is important to protect all your computers and mobile phones with anti-virus software. The most common way for malware to infect your device is through your web browser. This is why phishing emails entice you to click on links! Installing a browser security and/or privacy plugin provides an additional layer of protection against malware.
Choose an anti-virus product that you trust and run periodic scans of all of your files. Keep all of your software up to date. And most of all, practice safe browsing!
Read this article for more detailed information about anti-virus software and how it works to protect your devices
Passwords should be Long, at least 8 characters. They should be Complex and not contain common dictionary words or names, while also using a mix of numbers, upper case, lower case, and symbols. Use a Unique password for your MacID that is separate from other accounts. Your password should also be Secret—never share it with anyone.