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Hackers May Know the Default Settings for Routers. Always Change the Username and Password for New Routers.

Wi-fi routers usually come with a default username and password. If a hacker knows this default password, they may be able to view your network traffic or even lock you out of your own network. When you get a new wi-fi router, you should follow the manufacturer's directions to change the username and password. Make sure the password is long, difficult to guess and not related to the network name.

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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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