Secure your account with strong passwords, NYPD urges New Yorkers

Secure your account with strong passwords, NYPD urges New Yorkers

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has urged natives and residents of the state of New York to be  secure their account with strong passwords and to be vigilant about cybersecurity.

"There is a warning about possible retaliation from Russia. Businesses and residents are urged to re-evaluate their cybersecurity," NYPD warns.

The NYPD, the city's chief technology officer, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand outlined three tips for cyber safety on Monday, March 7, 2022.

The first "S" is securing your account with strong passwords, and different passwords for each account.

Second is keeping up to date on the latest software updates, which usually have the latest security installed.

Third is staying vigilant, as it relates to suspicious emails, direct messages, and promises of free items.