Is Your Password on the List?
Do you use “God”, “password”, or “12345”? The word “Donald” is now one of the 25 most commonly used passwords. Check to see if your password is on the following list or website. With the ever increasing amount of stories being published about data breach after data breach, it is now more important than ever to take action in protecting your account(s)
How to Protect Yourself From Attack?
Change your password(s) TODAY! Change passwords across all accounts and use unique passphrases for each account (so you only have to change one password instead many), and use a password manager to generate and store your passwords. Set up two-factor authentication which can add an extra layer of security. If you are one of the unlucky ones that have been hacked recently, you can freeze your credit by contacting credit agencies like Experian, Equifax and TransUnion.
What Can be Done to Protect You and Your Small Business?
The Computer Center in Janesville, WI created a useful report that is FREE called The 7 Most Critical IT Security Protections Every Business Must Have In Place Now To Protect Themselves From Cybercrime, Data Breaches And Hacker Attacks. If interested in receiving your copy, just fill out a form to have a copy sent to you.
As a business, if you are covered under The Computer Center’s Comprehensive Care service, they will roll out updates and restart routers as needed to address the malware. If you are not covered, they recommend that you schedule preventative maintenance be performed on your router. This will take approximately 1 hour; they will install the latest firmware and ensure that the correct settings are in place to keep you safe. For more information, contact The Computer Center at (608) 755-1524.