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Want to stay safe online? Cyber Hygiene can help you improve your cybersecurity and better protect yourself online. Not only does cyber hygiene affect you, it affects everyone around you. We've pulled together our best tips to help you learn about the threats out there and how your online behavior can make you safer!
Change Your Password
First up: passwords! Your password should be at least 8 characters, but making it even longer is more secure. You should change your password at least once a year, and you can do that right here.
- Enable Multi-Factor (MFA) or Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on web services when possible.
- MFA or 2FA is an additional level of authentication other than just username and password. Multi-Factor or Two-Factor Authentication adds a level of authentication but having a strong, secure password is still needed to have both levels of security.
- Use a password manager/vault to help manage passwords. Some suggestions for managers:
- For help generating strong passwords, there are online Password Generators:
Install Antivirus and Malware Scanner
Keep your machine updated with current security patches. Check regularly for updates to third party applications such as Adobe, Flash, Java, etc. Automatic updates offered by Windows and Macs do not always patch these applications. Where possible, turn on automatic updates to apply operating system security updates.