Cyber crimes come in a variety of forms, including identity theft, fraud, and viruses. Reduce your chances of becoming a victim by taking these important steps online:
- Set strong passwords, change them regularly, and don't share them with others.
- Keep your operating system, browser, and other critical software optimized by installing updates.
- Use privacy settings and limit the amount of personal information you post online.
- Be cautious about offers. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Get additional information about protecting yourself online and reporting incidents from the Department of Homeland Security.