It seems like every day, we hear more stories about scams, whether it’s door-to-door scam, over the phone, or online. In some cases, criminals may try to pose as a utility company. Here are a couple of quick tips to help you avoid scams.
We rely on the internet, computers, and other technology for many parts of our day-to-day lives. That's why our Cybersecurity team is here to keep you safe.
Malicious Content around COVID-19
With current events revolving around the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s understandable that you want to click on articles, emails and other information that may be sent to you. While it is important to educate yourself on COVID-19, events like this can also pose a significant threat from a cybersecurity perspective.
Events like this outbreak are a perfect opportunity for hackers to craft phishing emails, fake websites, or to try to trick you into opening malicious content. Already, there have been reports of a malicious website that was setup to look like a live map of coronavirus global cases.
As always, it is important to remain vigilant, and to use your head when doing research on topics like COVID-19. If you have questions or are looking for more information about the pandemic, you can visit the CDC’s website for reliable information. You can also visit our COVID-19 page for updates from Peoples.
How to Safely Clean Your Phone
With the outbreak of COVID-19, media outlets are emphasizing washing your hands and using hand sanitizer, but do you know how to clean one of the dirtiest items that you touch every single day —your phone?
According to some sources, your smart phone screen can be up to seven times as germ-ridden as a toilet seat. That is why it is important, now more than ever, to keep your smart phones and tablets disinfected. Below are two articles by How-To Geek and Apple explaining the best methods to clean your screens while protecting your device.