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Day: March 16, 2022

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Angela Batterson

5 Tips to Keep your Personal Information Safe Online

Cybersecurity continues to be a growing concern as humans rely more and more on technology in their daily lives. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, even more transactions, communications, and exchange of personal information occurs virtually than ever before. Thankfully, the majority of this happens without incident. However, there are a growing number of cyber scams and attack methods out there, so taking steps to protect yourself online should be a priority for all internet users. Some scams target information, such as personal data like addresses, social security numbers, and dates of birth. Others are designed to acquire and use payment information to make unauthorized purchases – often within minutes of a security breach. There are also those attacks that transmit harmful or corrupted files or codes, causing damage to hardware devices. Cyber scams and attacks are not only frustrating and time-consuming to fix. They often also lead to financial repercussions – via fraudulent payments, damaged credit, etc. Keeping in mind the types of most common cyber attacks, we’ve gathered a list of 5 tactics everyone should use to help maintain a healthy online presence and prevent cyberattacks and the financial and emotional impact that often come with them.

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