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More Tricks Than Treats This Spooky Season

Ghouls, goblins, and killer clowns are good and fun, because they’re fake. More tricks than treats this spooky season, one real and pressing threat is the attack on American cybersecurity.

With an uptick in cyberattacks, including attacks on international airports from New York to Los Angeles, to Des Moines and Chicago, our way of life is at risk. These attacks caused chaos around the country and interfered with American infrastructure and travel. The hacking was conducted overseas by a Pro-Russia organization that has taken credit for taking down numerous government websites and other attacks on Ukranian allies. Your personal data is at risk and it’s a trick, not a treat.

While you might not be able to stop hackers in foreign countries, there are some general things you can do to protect your privacy online.

Not only should you try to be safe when using the internet, but make sure you’re using reliable and trustworthy software. This means using an established and secure internet connection and a secured website that guarantees protection. If you don’t want websites using your personal data, there are options to turn cookie-sharing off. Let’s ensure the only cookies we share this spooky season are one’s with little witches and pumpkins on them.

Stay safe, and have a fun Halloween!