Is your home exposed to online security threats?
When we think of online security, we usually think of it as protecting digital transactions on your personal desktop computer, laptop or smartphone. However, did you know that your online home network, the network that you and your family share at home to surf the Internet, pay bills, and download games and movies is also at risk? We mistakenly assume that once your cable provider has installed your internet equipment that it must be secure, but think again!
You don’t have to be a business or an extensive network of networked computers to be at risk; this is a common misconception. Attacks happen to small networks such as your family’s home network with the same regularity that businesses are, and often with devastating effects.
There are some essential things that you should consider doing to protect you and your family from cyber-criminals, mainly when using your online banking at home of shopping and downloading media.
Recently, the Department of Homeland Security released tips on how you can take the necessary steps to secure your home network. Please follow the link for more information.
If you are a Bank of Easton customer and you suspect your personal information is being used fraudulently, please contact us immediately so that we can assist you in taking steps to protect your accounts held with us.
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