Cyber Security Wednesday: Passwords and Wi-Fi

Using passwords is a common practice, and they should be used on every device that allows one. If you don’t have a secure password, it’s imperative that you start using one. People can easily access your personal files and data if you don’t have one, and getting a strong password is essential for your cyber safety. Visit the Knowledge Base articles on choosing secure passwords and changing your network password.

Open Wi-Fi is also a concern for cybersecurity. While open Wi-Fi is great in hotels, coffee shops, and airports, any information sent over it is unencrypted and unprotected, and can easily be accessed by someone with snooping software. To protect against this, make sure that you use a secure web browser (click here to find out how to do this) and use VPN software to secure your browsing session.

Remember, always practice safe computing!

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