Online Safety Tips

Hackers continue to become more and more sophisticated with their hacking techniques. Follow the tips below to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime.

Keep Your Computers and Devices Up To Date

Having the latest security software, web browser, and operating system is the best defense against viruses, malware, and other online threats.

Set Strong Passwords

A strong password is at least eight characters in length and includes a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.

Keep Personal Information Personal

Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identify theft. Hackers can use social media profiles to figure out your passwords and answer those security questions in the password reset tools. Avoid posting things like birthdays, addresses, mother’s maiden name, etc.

Shop Safely

Shopping online on websites that use secure technology is critical. Make sure a locked padlock symbol appears on the page. An icon of a locked padlock will typically appear to the left of the URL in the address bar or the status bar down below.

If you have any questions please call our Customer First Contact Center at (203) 462-4400 (Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

For more fraud prevention information visit our eFraud Prevention tool.

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