Tips & Tricks for Staying Safe Online

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On average, a cyber attack occurs ever 39 seconds.  It can put you, your family and your personal data at risk.  Individuals have to be aware at all times.

Below are the top four things you can do to stay safe online:

  1. Turn on Multifactor Authorization (MFA): Implementing multifactor authentication on your accounts will decrease your chances of getting hacked.
  2. Update your Software: Update your software. In fact, turn on automatic updates.  
  3. Think before you click: Think before you click. More than 90% of successful cyber-attacks start with a phishing email.
  4. Use strong passwords: Use strong passwords, and ideally a password manager to generate and store unique passwords.
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Below is a helpful illustration of items that should raise red flags when receiving an e-mail that is meant to trick you.

Social Engineering Red Flags

Remember, slow down and resist immediate action when receiving an e-mail or text. Look for anything unusual in the message. Always think before clicking or responding to something. Avoid phone calls and texts from unknown numbers.

Interested in further protecting yourself with a personal cyber policy? Contact Troxell or get a homeowners quote and ask how cyber insurance can be added to your homeowners policy.