Tip of the Week - January 4, 2016 - New Year, New Passwords

The fun of ringing in the new year is over and now it's time to get busy at the task at hand - changing your online passwords.   It's not a fun chore, but it's something that should be done as frequently as every few months.  Why not start the new year with a little added online security  by changing your passwords?  The longer the password, the tougher it is to crack. Don't forget to add symbols, numbers, lower and uppercase letters and don't use the same password for everything.

"It's an unfortunate reality that hackers and scammers are after us online," said  California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Foundation Chairman Kenny Ehrman.  "Frequently changing your passwords is one ofyour best defenses.  Be sure to check your bank and credit card accounts often for any signs of fraudulent use and notify those companies immediately if you see something on your statement that shouldn't be there."