WEB EXTRA: Tips on Preventing Cyber Attacks

Updated: 06/10/2013 1:32 PM KSTP.com By: Maricella Miranda

Photo by MGN Online.
Photo by MGN Online.

The nation has been grappling with how to protect people's online information from cyber attacks.

Here are some tips on how to protect your privacy online, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance's Stay Safe Online:

Protecting Yourself Online

Secure Your Wireless Router: A wireless network means connecting an Internet access point, such as a cable or DSL modem, to a wireless router. Unless you secure your router, you're vulnerable to people accessing information on your computer, using your Internet service for free and potentially using your network to commit cybercrimes.

How to secure your wireless router:

Other Cyber Security Tips:

Other Sources:

Protecting Your Business Online

Spam: Unsolicited junk email can be received and distributed by businesses.

Corporate emails to customers must abide by the following guidelines, as stated in the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003:

Phishing: These attacks usually use fraudulent emails to trick consumers into sharing their personal data, such as Social Security numbers, or financial information (credit card account numbers, user names and passwords, etc.).

How Phishers Attack:

Reduce Your Risk of a Phishing Attack

Viruses and Spyware: They can enter your computer through emails, downloads and clicking on malicious links.

Protect your small business with these tips:

Other Sources:

Source: The National Cyber Security Alliance's Stay Safe Online.