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COVID-19 Computer Security Advice from c|net 19 March 2020
Wash your hands of course. . . . but also update your software!
The National Cyber Security Alliance urges internet users to use caution when visiting websites or downloading apps related to COVID-19. You should always be wary of unsolicited emails that ask for your personal information, and only get apps from the Google Play store if you're an Android user. The Identity Theft Resource Center and the FTC also have resources for avoiding scams that prey on coronavirus fears.
You can also help prevent malware from damaging your devices by keeping your software updated at all times. That helps patch up known vulnerabilities that hackers often try to exploit.
Eva Velazquez, president and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, said the impact of all these hacks will hit hardest down the road. Most of the time, people who fall victim to scams don't realize they've handed their personal information over to criminals until after the data has been abused. And the consequences could reverberate for a long time, she said.
Normally, when scammers use disasters like hurricanes or fires to trick people, there's only a small number of potential victims. The coronavirus crisis is hitting the whole world, and the number of people seeking help and information is huge.
"They're going to come out in droves," Velazquez said of scammers, "because they see an opportunity."
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