Bossler offers tips to avoid cybercrime
Dr. Adam Bossler, the university’s cybercrime expert, was featured in a University news report on October 27. He provided tips to prevent hacking and cybercrime victimization in honor of October being National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
In response to a question about daily activities that can prevent hackers from accessing personal information, Bossler says, “Protect your personal passwords, private photos and personal identifiable information (PII). With the recent celebrity attacks, don’t take private photos that you wouldn’t want shared. Even though a user may delete the photos, hackers are still able to access them on other servers or in the cloud. In addition, carefully monitor your credit card and bank statements. If you see fraudulent charges, contact the credit card company to immediately resolve them. Never wait.”