Cybercriminals are busy creating and looking for opportunities to steal from us, scam us, or swipe our personal information. And they’re getting smarter and more devious all the time.
Your passwords are your keys to your castle, so to speak. Lapses in password hygiene – like recycling passwords or using a super simple password for that one site – can have serious consequences. One data breach can send your personal info zinging across the dark web and sold within minutes.
Criminals use the combination of technology and social engineering to trick you into divulging personal information they can use to commit fraud. Online scams have evolved to become more sophisticated and harder to spot.
Make time in your schedule to take steps to keep yourself safe, whether it’s updating passwords, enabling MFA, or ensuring the software on your devices is up to date. Our digital connectedness is getting more complex, and so are cyber threats. Stay on top of your digital safety and protect yourself.
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