Staying cyber-safe over the summer

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DECATUR – If you're planning to get away this summer, security experts are issuing another warning to make sure you take extra precautions against cyber criminals.

Anyone who uses a computer, tablet, or mobile device in a hotel room, lobby, or cyber café can become a victim of identity theft. No one is safe.

Identity theft, digital extortion, and data corruption have increased dramatically over the last year.

One of the mistakes many people make while on vacation is assuming that public hot spots are safe.

The Department of Homeland security says, when connecting over mobile, to make sure to: 1. Only access the internet over a secure network, 2. Be suspicious of unknown links or requests sent through email or text, 3. Download only trusted applications.

Other general tips can be found by clicking on the link: (http://1.usa.gov/1riOkG1)

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