Easy Steps to Protect Your Computer and Phone

Thieves are working 24/7 to steal your identity. Here are some quick and easy steps you can
take to protect yourself online. Use security software for computers and mobile
phones and set it to update automatically. Use strong and unique passwords for all accounts. Use two-factor authentication whenever possible. Many financial institutions, email providers
and social media sites offer this feature. Back up your files on computers and mobile
phones. Secure your Wi-Fi. Thieves can eavesdrop on public Wi-Fi or your
personal Wi-Fi if it’s not password protected. Shop at sites that start with “HTTPS”
because the “S” designates secure. Thieves have become more adept at compromising
mobile phones. So make sure you secure your phone as you
would your computer or tablet. You can learn more about these basic steps
and other safeguards at irs.gov/taxessecuritytogether.

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