Most people tend to think they will never get scammed or hacked. The worst thought you can have is “it will never happen to me” or “I don’t frequent unsafe websites.” But the fact is that scammers and hackers don’t discriminate, they target all sorts of users. This is why is very important to be proactive when it comes to cyber security. Keep in mind, not all mistakes can be undone with “ctrl + Z”.
There are many things you can do to help protect yourself from hackers and scammers. But
- Think before clicking. Make sure the link and/or website is from a trustworthy source.
- Protect your devices. Encryption, passwords, and security questions help put a line of defense against a potential threat.
- Connect to a secure network. When viewing or navigating sensitive information, is important to use a trustworthy or personal network.
The biggest tip you can follow is to keep in mind that you are always a target.
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