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Top nine cybersecurity holiday tips

Update | Tuesday, December 8, 2020

‘Tis the season for the "not-so-merry" cybercriminals to defraud online shoppers! Cybercriminals continually devise new schemes to compromise computers, steal passwords, gift cards, and trick you into revealing valuable information (personal, financial, etc.) to get your money. Don’t let a cybersecurity incident ruin your holiday season.

Tips to protect the College and personal information during your holiday season:

1.     Shop trusted websites: Double-check the website address.

2.     Beware of seasonal gift card scams: Scammers often target holiday events.

3.     Read reviews and conduct research: Do your research on products and charities.

4.     Think before you click: Think twice before clicking on email links or opening attachments.

5.     Update software: Keep antivirus and software up-to-date.

6.     Protect your passwords: Make passwords strong and never share.

7.     Review your purchases: Check bank and credit card statements regularly.

8.     Secure your home Wi-Fi: Enable security and change default passwords.

9.     Connect safely: Avoid free Wi-Fi.

If you get a suspicious email, report it.  Email, or call the IT Support Center at (614) 287-5050


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