6 Tips on How to Protect Yourself Online

Any time you connect to the Internet you are vulnerable to cyber attacks. Hackers can steal your credit card numbers, tax records and passwords, or even completely disable your PC, smartphone, network, or servers. Follow these tips to help avoid problems:

1. Create strong passwords. Use Upper and Lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
2. Use email wisely, don't open attachments or click links you can't trust.
3. Be smart when using instant messaging (IM) programs. 
4. Shop safely, if you haven't purchased from a vendor, look at reviews, check the BBB.
5. Watch out for phishing scams. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
6. Pay attention to your employee's online activities. Social networking, media sites, and other popular sites across the web are littered with malware, ad-ware, and sometimes viruses

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