- Be mindful of what you click or download. Hover over links before clicking to see if a website is trying to redirect you to another location which could be malicious.
- Use strong and unique passwords for online accounts. Complex passwords at least 12 characters long with numbers, letters and special characters are ideal. A password manager is a great tool to help keep track of these.
- Make online purchases from secure sites only. Look for https:// instead of http:// in the URL. The S stands for secure which means your data is being encrypted when transmitted. This may also be marked by a padlock icon next to the address bar.
Written by Ryan McDowell, ESU 5 IT Director