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Protect your computer and your data

Having an active computer consulting team in the Palm Springs – Southern California area, New Web Experts gets to experience firsthand a number of various threats and problems with computers. At an alarming rate, we are noticing a rising number of attempts on client’s identities and bank accounts. With this we thought we should touch on the subject of e-fraud, identity theft and similar computer threats in this digital age. More importantly we will offer some vital tips on protecting yourself from becoming a victim of cyber crime.

Safety Tip #1) Protect your computer: Make sure your computer is protected with a valid antivirus and anti-spyware program. Keeping your computer clean of bugs helps go a long way to keeping your identity and information safe.

Strong Protection and PasswordsSafety Tip #2) Use Strong Passwords: Most computer security experts agree that one of the leading causes of identity theft and having your accounts hacked is by having a vulnerable password. You should follow the guidelines that the website or service has for creating passwords but also make sure it has numbers and even capitalized letters. This makes it harder for your password to be guessed or hacked.


Safety Tip #3) Learn to ID a scam or phish scheme: Opening a phony email or clicking on an infected link can easily infect your computer with a virus or involve you in a phishing attempt to steal your identity. Even worse your private information may be leaked and your accounts compromised. Be sure not to open suspicious email, even if they come from someone you know. Most companies will not request your personal or security information through email, so always call your banks or other financial institutions if you get a strange email claiming it’s from them.

Online Fraud Can Hit Smart Phones

If you suspect you were targeted for or victim of e-fraud, please give New Web Experts a call. We can help secure your computer and train you in safer online practices. More importantly, learn how to protect yourself from online scammers, fraud, phishers and more. If you are local to the Palm Springs or Southern California area, we may be able to meet or conduct a training class for your home or office. Be sure to contact us today to schedule an appointment.