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Cybertrigo Safety Program
Info Basic guideline for cybersecurity

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  • Never disclose your username and passwords to someone else, even if it’s a family member or close friend. If you believe someone else knows your login credentials, change them immediately. While a friend or family member probably won’t want to do you harm, someone who steals from them might gain access to your credentials.

  • Don’t recycle passwords, such as littlehouse1, littlehouse2, littlehouse3. Make sure your passwords are unique.

  • Do not use the same username and password for missioncritical accounts. This includes email, social media, cell phones, banking, and e-commerce.

  • If you need to write down passwords to remember them, encrypt them in a way that is easy for you to remember but makes them indecipherable by anyone else.

  • Use a different password for every website. If you have only one password, it’s too easy for a cyber criminal to break in to gain access to everything.
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  • Do not give remote control of your computer to a salesperson or technician who calls you unannounced.

  • If you receive an urgent or unscheduled call from someone who claims to be tech support, hang up the phone. 99 out of 100 times, it’s going to be a scammer.

  • Do not rely on caller ID to authenticate the person on the other end of the phone. Cybercriminals spoof caller ID numbers or block their numbers before contacting victims. They can make it appear they’re calling from Microsoft or Apple, but they might really be located in West Africa or Eastern Europe.

  • Remember that IT professionals are never going to call you from computer and software companies like Apple, Microsoft, Norton, and McAfee. If you have a legitimate problem with your computer or software, you have to pick up the phone and call them for help.

  • Keep your computer’s antivirus software, firewalls, and popup blockers up to date.
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  • Avoid SMS-based 2FA for email accounts. There are more secure options out there, and SMS-based 2FA is vulnerable to SMS phishing and SIM hijacking, which are still somewhat effective.

  • Realize that cyber criminals want to use your email account as a weapon to attack your family, friends, work colleagues, and others.

  • If you’re using SMS, make sure you contact your cellular provider and implement a secret PIN code to ensure others can’t access your number.

  • Don’t access your email accounts from untrusted devices. Only access email from computers and mobile devices you own.

  • Download an authenticator app like Duo Mobile, Google Authenticator, or Microsoft Authenticator on your smartphone from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to randomly generate security codes rather than receiving them via text messages.
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  • If you receive an email containing a friend request from social media, do not click on the link in the message to log in to the account. Cyber criminals love to use social media friend requests to target victims. If I receive a connection request from Facebook, I automatically delete the email and then log in to the actual Facebook application to see if it’s a legitimate request.

  • Make a list of important telephone numbers, such as your bank and credit card companies, and call the numbers you have instead of the ones included in suspicious emails.

  • Understand that cyber criminals desperately want you to click a link or open an attachment in an email. Unless you’ve thoroughly validated its authenticity, don’t click on it!

  • Become a human firewall and examine every email you receive. Realize that cyber criminals want to use your email account as a weapon.

  • Check the other recipients of the email. If an email was sent to a large group of people, it usually means the account was compromised and an automated program sent the message.

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  • Make sure your children know they can come to you about questions and concerns about material they see on the Internet.

  • Teach your children not to open email from strangers, not to respond to hurtful or disturbing messages, and not to arrange face-to-face meetings with anyone they meet online.

  • Teach your children that anything they write and post on the Internet, including tweets, comments, photographs, and videos, is probably going to stay online forever.

  • Parents must understand that there are no rules on the Internet, and that your children can be exposed to pornography, inappropriate material, and hate speech. Keep this in mind when making the decision about giving them access.

  • Realize that there is no shortage of people on the Internet who are looking to harm children.