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Local IT expert sees uptick in hacking attempts

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(WSIL) -- Carbondale IT expert James Mayer says during your time at home, it may be a good time to update the security on your personal devices.

Remote working and learning can still put you at risk for scams and hacking issues.

He says it can be harder to track hackers from your home computers compared to ones in offices and it's important to update your passwords often.

"Right now there's a lot of it going on because there's a lot of people working from home. Spam levels have increased, hacking attempts have increased. We have some new malware stuff that's out right now," he said.

He also says make sure your two-factor authentication is set up on your social media to help verify your identity.

Maya Skinner

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