Wisconsin BBB shares tips for staying 'cyber secure' while working from home
(CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin BBB is providing information on how to stay 'cyber secure' while working from home.
According to the BBB, there has been an increase in hacking and phishing attempts. Here are the BBB's tips to keep your information safe:
1. Remember to save your work and lock your computer
2. Log off. When you are finished for the day, log off your remote PC.
3. Password protect your office cell phone.
4. Don't click. Watch for any coronavirus (or other) communication asking one to click a link, login or supply a password. These messages should be viewed with extreme skepticism.
5. Never open an attachment, links, or reply to messages unless you are certain the source is legitimate and that the communication was expected.
6. Call to verify. If you get an e-mail requesting you to do a favor from your manager (like purchasing gift cards or wire transferring money), always call them to verify before acting.
7. Don't allow remote IT support without verifying the source. Your IT department will communicate with you first before connecting to your computer.
8. Do not accept unsolicited support calls claiming to be from Microsoft, Apple, or other vendors.
9. Avoid pop-up numbers.
10. Always run anti-virus/anti-malware software on your computers, particularly home PCs.