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SecureIT provides training, information and online tutorials to help you protect your identity and devices. Ensure that your digital identity is properly safeguarded.

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Malware Sometimes Hides Itself as Anti-Virus Software Solutions. Never Install Software When Sent Unsolicited Alerts.

Some malicious programs will disguise themselves as an anti-virus solution. You may be browsing the web and receive a pop-up advertisement that says that your computer is at risk and that you need to install software to clean it. You should never install software that asks you to install it through an unsolicited alert. If you do install this software, it is likely to install malicious programs on your computer. Your current antivirus and malware solution should be able to detect any real risks on your machine and will never ask you to install something to remove them.

Phishing

Phishing scams appear to originate from a trusted source to trick a user into providing information. The attacker can then use this information to access your accounts, gather additional private information about you, and make purchases or apply for credit in your name.

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Identity Protection

Identity theft is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personal information, such as Social Security or driver's license numbers, in order to impersonate someone else.

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Passwords

Your password protects you from unwanted access to your accounts. In combination with your userid, your password verifies who you are and also grants you access to protected resources.

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