Secure all your internet
are several software security packages that offer protection
for all your interconnected internet devices
including your wireless router. Here are the first steps that
are essential to an integrated approach to secure your
suppliers allow you to reset passcodes or passwords. The
strongest passwords use a combination of letters (upper and
lower case), numbers and symbols and should be at least 10
characters in length to provide the best protection.
Importantly, each of your devices requires a separate password
— that way if one device is lost, stolen or compromised then
not all are affected.
Point – Never allow your passwords to be
remembered by your browser software!
Purchase and install
software that detects, prevents and removes all viruses,
malware or spyware found on your internet devices. Many
manufacturers offer an entire suite of anti-virus security
software to protect all your devices. Just remember that
different internet devices have different operating systems —
one security solution may not protect all your devices.
Point – Each device requires specific security
internet devices update their software constantly to provide
faster service and more secure products. Some of these
software updates provide a needed fix for security weaknesses
— so sign up with the software manufacturer to receive any
updates automatically and install them on a regular basis.
Point – Software updates provide the best defense
against online threats!
Your home network
connects to the internet using a router that comes with a
default user ID and a pre-set password from the manufacturer.
Reset the manufacturer settings for both immediately. The
router ID renamed by you and a strong password are essential
protections for a home router. Choose the highest level of
security available for your router and activate it. Also,
enable the pre-installed firewall protection hardware for
Point – The router serves as the pathway to the
internet for all your devices!
Device use and best practices
Security experts have
developed best practices for everyone to follow when using any
hotspots that are public and shared by many users are not
- Always log off by following
the financial institution’s secured area exit
- Back up your data regularly
to your personal cloud storage account or external
- All your internet devices
should auto-lock with a short time period.
- When not in use shutdown or
turn off your devices.
each device to have your data erased or wiped