As technology evolves so does the chance for email hacking,
phishing, spam, and sMiShing. It's also important to keep your Wi-Fi
connection(s) secure, and your wireless devices protected.
To learn more about how you can keep your devices safe and secure, select from the security topics below.
Email is a primary method of both personal and business communication. Unfortunately, today email hacking and phishing are prevalent. Learn the signs of a compromised email account and the actions you should take if your account(s) have been compromised.
Internet security keeps Internet accounts and all information stored in a computer safe from an outside source. Keeping your Internet connected devices updated is key to maintaining your online security and keeping hackers from breaking into your system.
An unsecured network can allow unwanted visitors access to your Internet connection and your personal data. A few steps can secure your Wi-Fi network to keep your personal information and data safe at home and on-the-go.
Unsecured wireless phones are easy prey for SMiShing and other criminal activity to get your personal data. Adding a password to your phone and other security tips will keep your data safe on your phone.
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AT&T's committed to helping you keep your personal information safe and secure.
The following security tips can help protect your personal
information to keep your devices, software and
- Be cautious when opening email attachments with endings such as "vbs", ".exe", ".bat", or ".scr." Don't open an email if you don't know the sender.
- Use memory sticks/thumb drives, CDs and floppy disks with caution; devices used on multiple computers can be a virus risk.
- Subscribe to a virus alert email newsletter or read computer news sites regularly. These resources will tell you how to identify a virus, how to avoid it, and what can be done if it has infected your computer.
- Back up data regularly by saving it to disks or CDs. In the event that a virus does infect your computer, this will help minimize the loss of important information.
- Install the latest version of hardware updates from your computer and software manufacturers.