News

Computer Prof: Protect Your PC and Your Phone

Computer Prof: Protect Your PC and Your Phone

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Millions, if not more, on-line accounts may have been hacked by what the US says is a group of hackers based out of Russia.

UIS Professor Lucas Vespa agrees it is a hassle to change passwords for a number of on-line accounts but says it it is necessary to secure financial and personal information.

“It is becoming increasingly difficult to protect yourself from hackers. It is always a lot easier to tear down than build up and the hackers tear down. It is up to the users to build up and it is difficult to do,” says Vespa.

Vespa advises to use random letters and symbols for passwords and to have a different log-in for all accounts. He always warns that people to need to protect their cell phone passwords as well.

 

Recent Headlines

in Local

Benedictine University Holds Q/A For Soon-to-be Former Students

college

University officials say traditional program has more than 500 students

in Local

Illini Basketball Coming to Springfield’s PCCC in 2015

university illinois

The move is being made due to construction at the State Farm Center.

in Local

Minimum Wage Hike Supporters Take Credit for Early Voting Spike

money

Early voting is up in Illinois over the last mid-term election, and a group supporting the minimum wage increase is claiming some of the credit.

in Local

Iles School Locked Down Due To 14th Street Shooting

gun

Iles School was locked down Thursday afternoon after a shooting involving multiple people.