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Online Security Tips

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How to create secure passwords, manage your email accounts, securely backup data, and more.

Being online is great until someone hacks your account. While it is impossible to be 100% safe online or offline, there’s lots you can do to be secure online. Here are a bunch of online security tips.

Update Your Software

Update your operating system and software applications. Worst case, maybe wait a week in the event a bug comes out in a new release. But all operating systems and most software is tested thoroughly enough you can upgrade after any release, in a few hours or a day.

Review what third-party applications have access to your social media accounts. If you use your Facebook account to comment on a non-Facebook site, periodically check if that’s what you want to do. It might be easy to use your Facebook account, and Facebook makes the process mostly secure, but third party sites have some degree of access to your account. If that bothers you, don’t do it.

Offline Security and Online Security Tips

Be careful with store discount cards which give you a discount at the drug store or grocery store but track all your spending. It’s possible to connect some of your spending to your online activity and behaviors, using name or phone numbers, for example.

 

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