State Farm Insurance on Cyber Security – Monday, October 12, 2015
- Power-down your computer. Leaving your computer on 24/7 makes it more susceptible to a cyber attack. Shutting the computer down completely cuts off access to viruses and malware.
Check for “shoulder surfing.” Learning a password is as easy as peering over a shoulder. Block your device’s screen and dim its brightness when you’re using your password in public.
Don’t assume your smart phone is safe. Regularly check your email and text logs for any unknown messages. Monitor your apps to ensure that none have been downloaded without your permission.
You can even purchase identity theft insurance and save yourself the hassle of regaining control of your identity.