By Lars Dalseide | July 18 2014 14:21

Criminals can steal your information without even entering your home!

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim program logo Fairfax, Virginia - You can never be too safe out there.

Whether in the home or on the road, the potential for danger is all around you. Where you park, where you walk and how you act online put you in the potential crosshairs. That's where NRA's Refuse to be a Victim program comes into play.

"To make sure everyone stays on their toes, we like to send out reminders and tips to our students," said Bethany Mullen, NRA's Refuse to be a Victim coordinator. "But there's no reason why you can't share them with your readers too."

With that in mind, here's the latest offering from Mullen and Refuse.

  • Be sure to turn off your wireless network when you're not home to minimize the chance of hackers accessing your network.
  • Enable encryption. If encrypted, your network password will be scrambled when transmitted so that hackers who try to intercept your connection can't read the information.
  • When you travel, never connect to unsecure networks, whether in a coffee shop, hotel, or elsewhere. Unsecure networks allow criminals to easily gain access to your personal information.
  • When shopping online make sure you have a secure connection. Different web browsers show different indicators to show a secure connections, like a small padlock icon for Microsoft Explorer.
Refuse To Be A Victim is an award-winning program that has been endorsed by members of the United States law enforcement community, citing the numerous safety benefits it brings to individuals. So enable your encryption, watch your wireless, and stay safe online.

Learn more about NRA's Refuse to be a Victim program at refuse.nra.org

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