Join Information Technology Services for free coffee from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 28 in the Mountainlair and get tips from Spy Cat on protecting your nine digital lives. The first “Cats, Coffee and Cybersecurity” event is occurring on Data Privacy Day, but this will be a monthly event through 2019.
Don’t have time to stop by? Follow @StaySafeOnline and their #UpdateMeow campaign, as well as @WVUITServices. And act on at least one of these tips from SpyCat:
Login password if it isn’t a strong
password that’s 12 characters long including upper- and lower-case
letters, numbers and special characters.
information from your social media profiles such as your address, phone number,
high school, graduation year and birth date. These can be used to reset your
passwords and access other accounts.
your current privacy
settings for at least one social media account and update, if
your phone and other internet connected devices with a 6-digit PIN.
all the third-party apps
that are authorized to access your social media account(s) and de-authorize
those that no longer need access.
- Enable private browsing on your web browser to automatically delete cookies, temporary Internet files and browsing history upon closing a window. This prevents companies from gathering information about your online activities.
- Review and delete networks you no longer need Wi-Fi access to, especially any public networks.
two-factor authentication on your personal accounts to provide an extra layer of security.
- Set up
a Google alert
for your name to keep an eye out for what shows up about you online.
free credit report and review for unexpected accounts or purchase an
fraud protection service that will monitor your credit report and
review accounts for you on a regular basis.