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October 27, 2022

Don’t save passwords to your browser or phone

Cybersecurity Awareness Month / #31Days of Cybersecurity

Locally stored browser passwords were designed for ease and efficiency, but now are making it equally easy for criminals to take over your computer, files and network. New forms of malware steal passwords stored in web browsers and fraudsters can take over and lock you out of your accounts. If you have banking information stored withing an app for monthly payments (Netflix, bills, Amazon etc.) once a fraudster has access to your account, they also have access to your credit card or banking information.   

Action steps:

  Do not save passwords to browsers.  Weak websites can grant access to your browser cookies and your passwords and allow fraudsters to steal all your passwords. 

  See our updated CTR Cyber page with guidance and tools for assessing your cybersecurity internal controls and additional Ransomware Preparedness and Mitigation resources. Departments should contact [email protected] with any incidents or suspected incidents of fraud or cyber threats.