WebsiteGear Logo Log In
New User? Sign Up
About | Contact | FAQ
  Home News Technology Internet Security Tuesday, December 18, 2018 
Add Press Release News | News Feeds Feeds | Email This News Email


Beware of Online Threats: CenturyLink's 3 tips to keep homes & families safe
Thursday, October 04, 2018

Company becomes a National Cyber Security Awareness Month Champion

MONROE, La., Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2017, more than half of U.S. adults online were victims of a cybercrime and more than one million children were victims of identity theft or fraud. As a leading provider of security services and threat intelligence, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is helping promote online safety by serving as an official Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Learn how you can make your home a haven for online safety: http://www.centurylinkbrightideas.com/make-home-a-haven-for-online-safety/

CenturyLink encourages consumers to practice good online safety habits with these tips:

    --  Improve your passwords
        --  Don't use default names or passwords which can easily be hacked.
        --  Criminals can often guess passwords based on pet names and the
            people close to you. Be creative.
        --  Use a "passphrase" with letters and symbols rather than a password.
            --  Example: "I Lik3 @ppl3 Pi3"
    --  Practice good cyber hygiene
        --  Never click a link in an email that goes to an outside site, even if
            you recognize the company or individual.
        --  Be careful what information you share on social media and who sees
            it.
        --  Set up two-factor authentication to make it more difficult for a
            third-party to access your accounts.
    --  Keep your devices "clean"
        --  Update software regularly to make your devices less vulnerable to
            cyber security threats.
        --  Check the user guides for all internet-connected devices to see how
            and where your personal information is stored and shared.
        --  Don't join an unknown Wi-Fi hotspot; set up your own.

In addition, work with your internet service provider for advice on how to help keep personal and home internet-connected devices safe online. CenturyLink operates one of the world's largest global internet backbones and captures over 1.3 billion cybersecurity events each day.

Learn more about cybersecurity best practices at https://staysafeonline.org/ or at http://www.centurylink.com/home/help/internet/security/best-practices-for-managing-internet-security.html.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world's best networking company by solving customers' increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers' trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

Media Contact:
Stephanie Meisse
(419) 755-8433
stephanie.n.meisse@centurylink.com

View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/beware-of-online-threats-centurylinks-3-tips-to-keep-homes--families-safe-300724401.html

SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.



Email This News Email | Submit To Slashdot Slashdot | Submit To Digg.com Digg | Submit To del.icio.us Del.icio.us | News Feeds Feeds

RELATED NEWS ARTICLES
Nav New PhishER Product from KnowBe4 Helps Contain Email Threats | Dec 18, 2018
Nav Make a Digital New Year's Resolution: Keep Your Computer Systems and Software Up to Date | Dec 18, 2018
Nav Deloitte named a global leader in Internet of Things services by independent research firm | Dec 18, 2018
Nav 5 Ways to Stay Cyber-Safe During Holiday Travels from Invincibull | Dec 17, 2018
Nav Leading Identity Research Firm KuppingerCole Names Janrain the Overall CIAM Leader Globally | Dec 14, 2018
Nav Simwood Poised for Major USA Expansion as a Carrier | Dec 14, 2018
Nav Veon Holdings B.V. And VIP Finance Ireland DAC Announce Extension Of Expiration Time And Voting Deadline For The 2021 Notes, The 2022 Notes And The 2023 Notes, And Tender Offer Expiration For The 2024 Notes | Dec 13, 2018
Nav Digi International Nominates New Candidate for Board of Directors | Dec 13, 2018
Nav Salesforce Announces Lightning Web Components, a Modern JavaScript Programming Model for Building Apps on the Lightning Platform | Dec 13, 2018
Nav Internet Filter Earns Highest Rating Possible from TopConsumberReviews.com | Dec 12, 2018
NEWS SEARCH

FEATURED NEWS | POPULAR NEWS
Submit News | View More News View More News