Protect yourself during National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Officials say 56 percent of American adults own smartphones.

Posted: Oct 30, 2017 9:01 PM
Updated: Oct 30, 2017 9:01 PM

(WTHI) - As you browse the web on your personal devices, keep in mind that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Officials say 56 percent of American adults own smartphones. These devices hold a lot of personal information.

Here are some expert suggestions to protect yourself.

Officials recommend using strong passwords on your devices, as well as updating the software, back up all important data, always review personal data shared on an app and delete any unused apps. Lastly, review service or device's End User License Agreement, EULA.

For more information about the Federal Communications Commission's Smartphone Security Checker, click here. You can also view the Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security's efforts. 

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