Daily tips to create awareness of cyber threats and empower Total Defense users to be safer and more secure online with our security tips and resources..
Reusing passwords? It’s tempting, but like sharing your toothbrush, it’s a recipe for trouble. Let’s talk about keeping your accounts safe with unique and strong passwords for each site.
Imagine using the same key for all your doors. Scary, right? Hackers can use one stolen password to unlock all your accounts if you reuse them.
So, how to create unique passwords?
Every account deserves its own unique password. Don’t be lazy, protect yourself
Bonus security tip: Use a password manager to store your unique passwords securely. Think of it as a digital vault, keeping your keys safe and organized.
Strong, unique passwords are your first line of defense online. Don’t skimp on security By following these tips, you can create a safe and secure digital experience.
Heading out for a well-deserved break? Setting an out-of-office reply is a must. But wait, before you hit send, think security. Don’t turn your vacation into a target.
Imagine your reply as a postcard – friendly, informative, but not revealing too much. Here’s what to keep out:
So, what should you include?
Remember: Out-of-office replies are meant to inform, not advertise your absence. Keep it professional, concise, and security-conscious.
Bonus safety tip: Consider different replies for different audiences. You might share more details with colleagues than external contacts. Be smart and adapt.
Enjoy your break. By keeping your out-of-office reply secure, you can relax knowing your home and digital life are safe. Happy travels.
Ransomware, that digital bully holding your files hostage, can strike in different ways. Let’s explore its sneaky delivery methods:
1. Phishing Emails: Imagine getting an email that looks like it’s from your bank, friend, or even a famous company. It might urge you to click a link or open an attachment. Don’t fall for it. These emails are like traps, designed to infect your device with ransomware.
2. Drive-by Downloads: Ever visit a website and suddenly things feel…off? That might be a “drive-by download” happening in the background, installing ransomware without your knowledge. It’s like a sneaky thief slipping malware onto your device while you’re distracted.
Both methods rely on tricking you. Be cautious of suspicious emails and avoid clicking on unknown links or opening attachments from untrusted sources.
Bonus cybersecurity tip: Keep your software updated and use a reputable antivirus program. These tools are like bodyguards, helping to identify and block potential threats before they harm your device.
Stay informed and stay vigilant. By being aware of how ransomware spreads, you can keep your digital life safe and sound.
Public Wi-Fi: free internet on the go, sounds tempting, right? But hold on, public Wi-Fi is known for its security gaps, so be cautious if you must use it.
Imagine public Wi-Fi as a free public restroom – convenient, but not exactly the most secure place. Hackers can lurk on these networks, waiting to snatch your data.
So, how to minimize the risk?
Public Wi-Fi is fine for casual browsing but avoid sensitive activities like banking or online shopping.
Bonus cybersecurity tip: Don’t access your personal accounts on public Wi-Fi. Wait until you’re on a secure network at home or work.
Public Wi-Fi can be helpful but be smart about how you use it. Play it safe and keep your data protected.
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