October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies has dubbed 2022’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month’s theme as See Yourself in Cyber.
While you should be actively alert anytime you’re doing online shopping, bill paying or other activities, October is a great reminder on ways to protect you and your family from digital fraud.
Consider these tips and celebrate this month by sharing them with your friends and coworkers:
- Think Before You Click: Recognize and Report Phishing: Received a weird email or text? If it looks a little off, think before you click. It could be an attempt to get sensitive information or install malware.
- Update Your Software: Don’t delay — If you see a software update notification, act promptly. Better yet, turn on automatic updates.
- Use Strong Passwords: Use passwords that are long, unique, and randomly generated. Use password managers to generate and remember different, complex passwords for each of your accounts. A passwords manager will encrypt passwords securing them for you!
- Enable Multi-Factor Authentication: You need more than a password to protect your online accounts, and enabling MFA makes you significantly less likely to get hacked.
As a reminder, UNCLE Credit Union will never call, text, email or attempt to obtain your online banking login or password. If you receive a suspicious call or text asking you to verify transactions, pins, or one-time codes, hang up and call an UNCLE representative immediately.