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SANS Security Tip of the Day

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Security Awareness Tip of The Day
Updated: 3 hours 56 min ago

Anti-Virus

3 hours 56 min ago
Make sure you have anti-virus software installed on your computer and that it is automatically updating. However, keep in mind that no anti-virus can catch all malware; your computer can still be infected. That is why it's so important you use common sense and be wary of any messages that seem odd or suspicious.

Browse With Encryption

3 hours 56 min ago
When browsing online, encrypting your online activities is one of the best ways to protect yourself. Make sure your online connection is encrypted by making sure HTTPS is in the website address and that there is a green lock next to it.

Kids and Family Members

3 hours 56 min ago
If you have children visiting or staying with family members (such as grandparents), make sure the family members know your rules concerning technology that your kids must follow. Just because your kids leave the house does not mean the rules about what they can do online change.

Shopping Online

3 hours 56 min ago
When shopping online, always use your credit cards instead of a debit card. If any fraud happens, it is far easier to recover your money from a credit card transaction. Gift cards and one-time-use credit card numbers are even more secure.

Unique Passwords

3 hours 56 min ago
Make sure each of your accounts has a separate, unique password. Can't remember all of your passwords/passphrases? Consider using a password manager to securely store all of them for you.

Don't Login on Untrusted Computers

July 2, 2015 - 4:55pm
A password is only as secure as the computer or network it is used on. As such, never log in to a sensitive account from a public computer, such as computers in a cyber cafe, hotel lobby or conference hall. Bad guys target public computers such as these and infect them on purpose. The moment you type your password on an infected computer, these cyber criminals can harvest your passwords. If you have no choice but to use a public computer, change your password at the next available opportunity you have access to a trusted computer.

Shopping Online

June 30, 2015 - 4:33am
When shopping online, always use your credit cards instead of a debit card. If any fraud happens, it is far easier to recover your money from a credit card transaction. Gift cards and one-time-use credit card numbers are even more secure.

Don't Login on Untrusted Computers

June 30, 2015 - 4:33am
A password is only as secure as the computer or network it is used on. As such, never log in to a sensitive account from a public computer, such as computers in a cyber cafe, hotel lobby or conference hall. Bad guys target public computers such as these and infect them on purpose. The moment you type your password on an infected computer, these cyber criminals can harvest your passwords. If you have no choice but to use a public computer, change your password at the next available opportunity you have access to a trusted computer.

Unique Passwords

June 30, 2015 - 4:33am
Make sure each of your accounts has a separate, unique password. Can't remember all of your passwords/passphrases? Consider using a password manager to securely store all of them for you.

Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Router

June 29, 2015 - 4:24pm
The most effective steps you can take to secure your wireless network at home is to change the default admin password, enable WPA2 encryption and use a strong password for your wireless network.

Periodically check your credit report

June 23, 2015 - 9:01am

Patch and update on a regular basis

June 23, 2015 - 9:01am

Don't buy anything from a spammer

June 23, 2015 - 9:01am

Don't tell ANYONE your password

June 23, 2015 - 9:01am
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