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Keep software up to date
It isn't just antivirus software that needs to be kept updated, but browsers, operating systems, and third-party software. From Windows machines to Java, keep software up-to-date to make sure exploits and vulnerabilities which could carve a path in to your system are patched in good time.
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Be wary of social media-spread fake contests and links
Facebook and Twitter are full to the gills with scams, contests and sweepstakes that are fake, but don't be fooled. Before submitting any personal information, check the validity of offers (hey, it's unlikely 4000 Samsung S5s are being given away, right?) and don't make any immediate decisions.
If a job seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Working from home and flexible schedules are on the rise, but sadly, cybercriminals use the desperation of people seeking work to steal personal information from them. Any firm offering lucrative hours, incredible salaries and work-from-home positions should undergo a thorough background check, and do not pay any fees for processing or give away data involving your bank account, password, or home details.
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