Choose strong passwords and keep them safe Passwords are a fact of life on the Internet today - we use them for everything from ordering flowers and online banking to logging into our favorite airline Web site to see how many miles we have accumulated.The following tips can help make your online experiences secure: The Northern Nevada Cyber Center Helps Keep You Protected The Northern Nevada Cyber Center investigates technology crimes, including cyber-based terrorism, computer intrusion, internet crimes against children and cyber frauds.And if you're like most people, to make remembering passwords easier, you use the same one across all systems.The problem with this is obvious; if a hacker can gain access to one of your passwords, chances are he/she can then access most if not all of your logins.
And, as malware becomes increasingly sophisticated, keeping your computer "inoculated" is the minimum level of defense you need.
Malware still poses one of the biggest risks to you and your information.
While most people have some sort of anti-virus program installed on their computers, there are still an alarming number of people who do not keep their anti-virus software current.
Often, under the auspices of convenience, companies will offer to store your information for future transactions.
This information may be stored at the servers of the business, their cloud provider, or hidden on your system somewhere.
Configuring popular Internet applications such as your Web browser and email software is one of the most important areas to focus on.