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Weekly clean-up of your browser cache

Internet browsers collect data whenever you conduct a search or open a link, or save your browsing history, cookies, and passwords. While browsers claim to provide a better user experience, hackers are manipulating this data to access passwords, personal information, private bank accounts, and your business email and systems.  

Saving passwords in browsers is a significant security risk, despite the convenience. Encourage staff to protect their personal digital information and Commonwealth systems by cleaning out their browser history, cookies, and passwords once a week. Users can also set up their browser security settings to clear out personal data automatically upon closing. See your browser's Help menu for directions to set up auto-clearing.   

See the Cyber Center for additional resources and links for cyber alerts, and contact CTREmergencyNotification@mass.gov with any incidents or suspected incidents of fraud or cyber attacks.  

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