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Protecting Against Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware threat actors use to infect computers and encrypt computer files until a ransom is paid. If the threat actor’s ransom demands are not met, the files or encrypted data will usually remain encrypted and unavailable to the victim.

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Home Network Security

Word to the Wise: A router comes configured with many vendor default settings. Many of these settings are public knowledge and make your router susceptible to attacks. Remember to change your router default log-in password during your initial setup!

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Securing the Internet of Things

“Internet of Things: One way to look at it — Smart Home, Smart Assistant, Smart City, Smart Car, Smart Device — anything “Smart.”” CISA Security Tip – Securing the Internet of Things DHS, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA Security …

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Protecting Against Malicious Code

“Threats to your computer will continue to evolve. Although you cannot eliminate every hazard, by using caution, installing and using antivirus software, and following other simple security practices, you can significantly reduce your risk and strengthen your protection against malicious code.”

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Privacy and Mobile Device Apps

“Mobile apps may gather information from your mobile device for legitimate purposes, but these tools may also put your privacy at risk. Protect your data by being smart with the apps you install and reviewing the permissions each app has.”

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