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The Web Can Be a Dangerous Place. Turn Your Security Settings Up On Your Browser for Additional Protection.

There are many malicious applications and security vulnerabilities you could be exposed to online through your web browser. Most browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Chrome, have a selection of security settings ranging from lowest to highest. To give yourself additional protection against malicious attacks, choose higher levels of security settings. These security settings will block certain types of scripts from running and reduce the permissions settings of the websites.


According to the Federal Trade Commission, phishing is when “internet fraudsters impersonate a legitimate organization to trick you into giving out your personal information.”

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Short for "malicious software," malware is hostile or intrusive software used by hackers to gain access to and retrieve sensitive information from personal computer, phones, and mobile devices.

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Password Security

Password Security is an important procedure in ensuring your online security. Click the link below to view some of the different steps involved in protecting and selecting the password.

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Identity Protection

Identity theft is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personal information, such as Social Security or driver's license numbers, in order to impersonate someone else. Click Below for important steps to protect yourself.

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