We forget the vast amounts of personal and personal data we share with our devices daily. Daily, we write sensitive work emails or plan our next holiday. Maybe book some Doctors' appointments.
Luckily, it is pretty easy to improve your device security. Read on for four simple things you can do today to protect your info and devices.
You've probably had to email someone a copy of your passport or your ID. If not, you get a couple of bills in your inbox every month. Unless you delete them, those emails are stored deep in your inbox. All someone has to do is hack your account to gain access to your bank details, card details and, of course, your passport.
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We have a love/hate relationship with passwords. They’re our first line of protection against hackers, but it’s hard to remember them. It usually goes something like this:
So here is a thought - Avoid this by using a password manager like one of our supported password managers. A digital vault that stores all your passwords and generates new complicated ones that can not be hacked easily. Once you have the password manager, update all of your accounts (i.e. music services, ride-sharing apps, airline accounts, etc.)
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Now that your accounts are secured with strong, unique passwords. Now update your software across the board. Boring but a great idea and thoroughly recommended by everyone in IT, not just cybersecurity guys
Updates always have the latest security fixes for malicious attacks by viruses and malware. Pro tip: avoid more pop-ups and keep your software fresh by 'switching on' automatic updates.
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Very easy to do, it will save you from life-sucking third-party trackers, which stop advertisers from selling your most personal information. Protecting your personal information, while loving your devices, does not have to be so hard.
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