Is your financial information secure?

Do you know if your financial information is easily accessible to scammers, hackers, and thieves? Well, here are 6 tips to make your accounts more secure.

  1. Change your passwords so they’re unique and strong.
    1. It’s recommended that you change your passwords once every 6 months!
  2. Update your usernames so they’re unique too.
    1. If you created a username and password that was the same as the one you had with Capital One when they were breached, your other financial accounts could have been compromised as well.
  3. Sign up for two-factor authentication.
    1. Two-factor authentication is more secure than security questions. Your answers to security questions can sometimes be found on social media.
  4. Opt into automated account alerts.
    1. Signing up for fraud alerts and eAlerts can help you catch any suspicious activity when it happens.
  5. Install and antivirus and get a VPN.
    1. Any device is vulnerable to hackers, including your smartphone. Install an antivirus that protects against malware, ransomware or trojan horses.
  6. Just say no to public Wi-Fi.
    1. Fake Wi-Fi connections are simple to create and allow fraudsters to access your private information. Should you join Joe’s Coffee or Joe’s Coffee Shop? Both could be accurate, but one could be malicious. Side jacking is when a hacker can access anywhere, you’re logged in at the time. From there, they can download malware among other things.

These are just a few of the things you can do today to make your accounts more secure.

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