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Senior Cyber Safety Tips


During COVID we're spending more time online than ever before, including many seniors who may not have much knowledge of how to protect themselves from cyber threats. Here are a few tips to keep you and your loved ones safe online:


1. Secure your access: use complex passwords, or better yet, pass phrases of at least four words or 15 characters. Be sure to use a different password for every site. This can get tedious to manage, so consider using a password manager, which stores and auto-fills your passwords and only requires one password to access them, should you need to.


2. Enable multi-factor authentication: Instead of protecting your information with a password, enable another security step. These factors usually include a password and a bio-scan (fingerprint or facial recognition), a security question or a text notification.


3. Be Scam-aware: Ignore emails telling you to "ACT NOW"; you are not likely to get a crucial and time-sensitive notification via email. Don't open attachments from senders you don't know. Think if you requested this email; if you didn't request a password reset or something of the like, it's probably not genuine. Ask yourself if the email offer is too good to be true; companies will never ask for personal or banking information over email - so don't give it!


To speak to us about all your cyber-security needs, come see us in-store at 1257 Marine Drive or give us a calla t 604-986-7680.


For more information about us, our products and services, visit our website at www.conceptcomptuers.ca.


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