Cyber Safety for Senior

Whether you’re a senior citizen yourself or a loved one of a senior citizen, we understand that it can be challenging to navigate the cyber world in a safe way. For this reason, here are a few tips on general cyber security, how to safely zoom online, and keeping your social media accounts and personal email hackerproof.

General cyber safety tips:

  1. Keep your computer and software up-to-date with the latest security patches.
  2. Use strong passwords and avoid using the same password for multiple accounts.
  3. Be cautious of unsolicited emails or messages from unknown senders, as they could be phishing attempts to steal your personal information.
  4. Avoid clicking on links in emails or messages from unknown sources.
  5. Only provide personal information on secure websites, such as those with “https” in the URL.
  6. Be wary of phone calls or messages from individuals claiming to be tech support, as they could be attempting to gain access to your computer or personal information.
  7. Use anti-virus software and keep it updated.
  8. Regularly back up important files and documents.

Zoom safety tips:

  1. Use a unique meeting ID and password for each meeting.
  2. Do not share meeting links or passwords on public platforms.
  3. Enable the waiting room feature to control who enters the meeting.
  4. Lock the meeting after all attendees have joined.
  5. Turn off screen sharing for non-hosts.
  6. Use the “mute all” feature to prevent disruptions.
  7. Avoid sharing personal information during the meeting.
  8. Use the latest version of Zoom to ensure security updates are in place.

Email safety tips:

  1. Use a strong and unique password for your email account.
  2. Be cautious of emails from unknown senders and do not open suspicious attachments or click on links in emails.
  3. Enable two-factor authentication for added security.
  4. Keep your software and antivirus up-to-date to prevent malware attacks.
  5. Avoid sending sensitive information over email or using encrypted email services.
  6. Be wary of phishing scams, and never share personal or financial information via email.
  7. Verify the authenticity of emails from companies or organizations by checking their official website or contacting them directly.
  8. Regularly delete unnecessary emails and empty your trash folder to reduce the risk of data breaches.

Tips for keeping social media accounts safe:

  1. Use a strong and unique password
  2. Enable two-factor authentication
  3. Be cautious of suspicious links and messages
  4. Adjust your privacy settings to limit who can see your posts and information
  5. Regularly review and update your security settings
  6. Avoid using public Wi-Fi when accessing your accounts
  7. Log out of your accounts when using a public computer or device.

For more information or to request someone from our team to speak for your organization, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon! In the meantime, please be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest events in our Cherokee County, GA community.

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