In just a few days, we’ll be visited by scary looking witches, vampires, zombies, and Charlie Sheen lookalikes, but we know it’s all in good fun.
What’s really scary is the growing number of dangers we face online as individuals and as business owners. That’s probably why the U.S. Department of Homeland Security declared October to be Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Since these threats know no geographic boundaries, I’m happy to do my part by sharing some information to help you avoid them, beginning with one of my own articles, Tips for Securing Your Online Accounts.
However, if you think changing your passwords on a regular basis will keep you safe, you’d better read Deb Lee’s post, Changing Your Password is a Waste of Time.
Job seekers, who may be particularly vulnerable, should heed the advice offered by Sharon Graham in her article, Job seekers: Beware of spammers, scammers, and schemers.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has free downloadable tip sheets for children, parents, college students, and anyone who uses mobile technology or social media websites.
Have you ever been the victim of an online scam, hacker, or phishing attempt? What did you do about it?