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4 Tips for Online Safety

October 27, 2023

October is Cybersecurity Month, and what better time to reinforce your online defenses? Here are four tips to keep your home secure and protected in the digital realm:

  1. Back Up Your Files and Stay Updated:
    Regularly back up your important files to protect your digital treasures. Think of it like insurance for your data. Additionally, keeping your software up-to-date is like having a virtual locksmith; it ensures your system stays secure by fixing known vulnerabilities.
  2. Double Down on Security with MFA:
    Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is your online bodyguard. It adds an extra layer of protection by requiring something you know (your password) and something you have (like a code sent to your phone). With MFA, you’re ensuring that even if your password is ever compromised, your accounts remain safe.
  3. Master Passwords with a Password Manager:
    Passwords don’t have to be a memory puzzle. A password manager acts like a digital keyring, securely storing and auto filling your complex passwords. It simplifies your life and keeps your online kingdom secure.
  4. Identify and Report Phishing Attempts:
    Phishing is like online bait; be cautious of suspicious emails, texts, or calls. If something doesn’t smell right, report it. Your quick action helps protect not just yourself but others from falling into the phishing trap.

As we observe Cybersecurity Month, remember, we’re here to help. Contact us at customerservice@blackfoot.com or 866-541-5000 with any questions or concerns.