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Learn the 4 tips you can use to keep your digital footprint safe this summer. We caught up with Sterling Kellis, Sterling Kellis, Assistant Dean of Technology, College of Information Systems and Technology at University of Phoenix.
Tips to help people stay secure this summer
R – Run Updates – Regularly update your phone. Your phone is programmed to alert your when software updates are available. If you’re like most people, these alerts probably get delayed or ignored, but don’t do that. These are important because they include security patches to protect against known breaches. Delaying or ignoring updates can make your device more vulnerable to attacks.
I – Initiate Connections. Avoid “automatically” connecting to wi-fi networks, Bluetooth connections, and GPS tracking. These are great connectivity tools, but when not using them, turn them off. Hackers can create hotspots that spoof wi-fi networks.
S – Simplify Browsing - Avoid visiting unfamiliar sites and downloading questionable content - memes, images, or files. If accessing bank or financial information, try to avoid using public wi-fi connections.
K – Keep Passwords Secure- Safeguard passwords by updating the regularly, diversifying them across accounts, and increasing complexity.