Easy Steps to Protect Your Computer and Phone (ASL) - YouTube video text script


Hi, I’m Yee, and I work for the IRS.

Thieves are working 24/7 to steal your identity.

Here are some quick and easy steps you can take to protect yourself online.

Use security software for computers and mobile phones and set it to update


Use strong and unique passwords for all accounts.

Use two-factor authentication whenever possible.

Many financial institutions, email providers and social media sites offer this feature.

Back up your files on computers and mobile phones. 

Secure your Wi-Fi.

Thieves can eavesdrop on public Wi-Fi or your personal Wi-Fi if it’s not password


Shop at sites that start with “HTTPS” because the “S” designates secure.

Thieves have become more adept at compromising mobile phones.

So make sure you secure your phone as you would your computer or tablet.

You can learn more about these basic steps and other safeguards at irs.gov/taxessecuritytogether.