Secure access to your accounts:
Since passwords can be stolen, adding two-step authentication to accounts.
Think before you act:
Emails and communication that create a sense of urgency, such as a problem with your bank account or taxes is likely a scam. Consider reaching out directly to the company by phone to determine if the email is legitimate.
Share with care:
Be aware of what you share publicly on social media sites like Facebook. Adjust your privacy settings to limit who can see your information. Avoid sharing your location.
Use the default firewall security protection:
Your operating system likely has default firewall settings that will protect your computer. If your antivirus software includes additional firewall protection separately, consider contacting a computer professional to ensure you’re protected.
Always remember to log out:
Remember to log out of apps and websites when you are done using them. Leaving them open on your computer screen could make you vulnerable to security and privacy risks.
Adjust your browser safety settings:
Adjust your settings in your browsers to set your options for optimum security. Those menus can often be found in the upper right corner of your browser. Consider clearing your browsing history at the end of your session so you don’t leave a trail of sensitive data.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help!:
If you live alone or spend a lot of time by yourself, consider a trusted source to serve as a second set of eyes and ears. Adult family members and grandchildren who are computer savvy may be willing to help.