Every year on Nov. 30, Computer Security Day reminds digital citizens of the importance of taking ownership of their online presence, security and identity.
To help maintain your cyber resilience throughout the upcoming holiday season and beyond, make sure you:
Enhance your account security by refreshing your passwords
Strong and unique passwords are the first line of defense against hacking attempts on your online accounts that hold personal information and money.
With proper password management, you can protect your vital data from being used in identity theft and fraud, and safeguard your online reputation and workplace.
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Protect your devices from malicious attacks and ransomware
A trusty security solution for your computer, smartphone and tablet will protect your data and finances against, phishing attempts, spyware, credential-stealing Trojans, dreadful ransomware and other attacks.
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Keep your operating systems and software up to date at all times
Up-to-date software can prevent security issues and help your devices run smoothly. Software vulnerabilities are patched through software updates, preventing cybercriminals from exploiting them and compromising your data.
Make sure you always install the latest security patches and updates whenever you’re prompted to.
Take ownership of your online identity
Digital identities are highly profitable for cybercriminals and fraudsters. You should always ensure that you never post sensitive information on social media and properly dispose of personal data when you switch to a new device. While protecting your online accounts with strong passwords can help prevent your data from ending up in the wrong hands, data breaches via third parties can put you at risk of identity theft and fraud.
A solution that offers 24/7 monitoring of your digital self can help prevent damage in case of a data breach or leaks.
Bitdefender Digital Identity Protection lets you take control of the digital you and protect your privacy with real-time data breach monitoring of up to five email addresses. You can easily find out if your data is part of any legal or illegal collections of data (on the dark web) and take the necessary measures to close down any privacy risks.