The Holiday Shopping Season is among us and many people have already finished their list, but there are still those of us who have not even started our shopping. We wanted to give you a few tips to help you survive this Shopping Season, especially for those that shop online. First and foremost, make sure you are backing up your phone and/or computers in case you are hacked. If you have to go in and reset your system, you want to know that you have a good back up before you wipe everything out. Also, make sure you have everything password protected and not available for just anyone to see and access. You want to make sure that if you lose your phone, someone cannot easily access all your information. Check out Dark Matters article Security and the holiday shopping season. They have several more tips to help you out this holiday season to protect you and your information.
Your computer has been running just fine, but all of a sudden you see a pop-up on your computer claiming that your computer is filled with viruses and you need to contact this company right away so that they may access your computer remotely. Whatever you do, do not call them, they are a scam. They access your computer remotely by your permission and access more than just your documents. They go through everything to find the information they are looking for. Do not be fooled by these people. If you have a current IT company, either internally or externally, give them a call. If you do not have one, give us a call and we can help you out. Check out this article from Cisco regarding IT Scammers. http://blog.talosintel.com/20…/…/tech-support-scammers.html…
This article gives you a great idea on how everything you do online can be found and spread across the world. Be very careful about what you are posting online and what you are logging into, you never know who is accessing your information.
Identity thefts, are not just out there to steal your information and ruin your credit, but they could also ruin your life. They can take your information and create things that make you look like a horrible person. Do you know what all is online regarding you and your family?
Give us a call today and we can run a Social Media Check for you.