Nonprofit group gives online safety advice

A nonprofit group spoke at the Brooklyn Library Monday to show residents simple steps they can take to keep their online information secure. The presentation

The presentation was part of the National Cyber Security Alliance's

The presentation was part of the National Cyber Security Alliance's "Protect Your Digital Life Tour." (5/18/15)

BROOKLYN - A nonprofit group spoke at the Brooklyn Library Monday to show residents simple steps they can take to keep their online information secure.

The presentation was part of the National Cyber Security Alliance's "Protect Your Digital Life Tour."

According to the group, topping the list of common passwords in 2014 were the number sequence "123456" and the word "password."

NCSA suggests getting rid of sensitive information that is not needed, and to avoid storing too much at once. The group also says to use a two-step authentication to protect accounts. This method will send a text message every time someone tries to log in to your account.

Those who have been victims of identity theft are urged to report the incident to police.

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