Via ABC News
A cyber security expert is sharing steps you should take, to protect yourself from a potential cyberattack.
Hackers are already trying to break through, according to cyber security expert Randy Marchany. He said they’re seeing an increase in probing, which means hackers are looking for computers with low security.
“We know from our logs we can see where the probes are coming from and so right now, we’re just blocking those,” Marchany said.
Marchany said there are ways to protect yourself.
One thing you can do is change all of your passwords, and not just the ones on your computer. He said the longer the password, the better.
“Cameras, ring doorbells, your wifi routers- my advice is changing those device passwords immediately,” he said.
His other advice: the longer the password the better.
Second: keep an eye out for suspicious activity
“When you log in to certain devices, you’ll see when your last login was,” Marchany said. “Always look at that if you’ve got that information.”
Finally, he said to separate work from home.
“I recommend you set up a separate account your machine and that’s what you use for work and it’s separate from your home stuff,” Marchany said.
Marchany said it’s also a good idea to make sure you turn on multi-factor authentication on anything that gives the option. When you sign in, you will be asked to confirm your identity through a text message, email, code, fingerprint, or Face ID.