Staying Safe—Some Tips to Secure Your Digital Devices

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    • If you have a WINDOWS device, install the latest Service Pack and enable automatic security updates.

     

    • Avoid using Wi-Fi Hotspots in busy places, such as malls, airports, hotels, etc., where other could be connected.

     

    • Install firewall software on your device to block intruders.

     

    • Avoid using instant messaging via wifi networks with which you are unfamiliar

     

    • Run anti-virus and anti-spyware software which you have acquired from trusted sources and keep those programs updated.

     

    • Bluetooth technology should be de-activated on your mobile devices until you need it.

     

    • Be careful opening email attachments. Delete any attachment from a questionable source that ends in an “exe” file extension.

     

    • Be wary of online offers for “FREE” games and toolbars.

     

    • Activate security features on your home wireless network. If you are not sure how to do this, visit your Internet provider website.