P-asswords should be long, this makes them harder to crack. Use different passwords for different accounts.
R-eputation after victimization is injured and can be costly to repair.
O-nline security on social networking sites, shopping, mobile and online banking
T-urn off your computer when it’s not in use. Being connected 24/7 gives hackers a chance to access your computer and install malware/commit cyber crimes.
E-ntry points: online accounts, public Wi-Fi, discarded or intercepted mail, overhearing or “shoulder surfing” in public.
C-ybercrime is on the rise, with billions of dollars stolen each year.
T-rash cans may contain old mail, statements, documents with your information. Shred instead!
Y-our wallet…carry the bare minimum with you.
O-nline shopping and banking should NEVER be done on a public network.
U-pdate your computer regularly to prevent
R-eport a stolen identities or cyber crime to the Internet Crime Complaint Center and to your local law enforcement.
I-f it looks suspicious, it’s best to delete or mark as junk mail: Links in email, tweets, posts, and online advertising are often ways in for cyber criminals
D-on’t over share on social sites i.e. where you are/when you’re out of town/away from home.
E-mails are not secure, never send personal data through emails.
N-ever leave your laptop or device unattended.
Targeted, advanced attacks are taking place. Always be cautious.
infosecurty.com: news, topics, webinars and all the information you need to protect your identity
Technology is a gateway to identity theft. Always be careful with your technology.
Young & Free Maine can help you prevent identity theft! Check out more tips about preventing victimization here, at www.youngfreemaine.com
P.R.O.T.E.C.T. Y.O.U.R. I.D.E.N.T.I.T.Y.
and keep living young & free,