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These Basic Internet Security Tips will help protect your safety online. Please incorporate them into your practices.You may also download an Internet Security Sheet from this link!
10 Cool Tips
You may also download an Internet Security Sheet from this link!
Safety Tip #1
Turn off your Wifi and Bluetooth every time you are disconnected from your home network or trusted device. If you don't do this, your phone will broadcast private information about you to anyone who is "listening".
Safety Tip #2
Delete all apps that you don't use regularly. Those old apps are collecting and sharing data on you. You can always download them again later. Get them off of your device now!
Safety Tip #3
If you can remember your password, it's no good! Use a unique, 20 character, password for EVERY online account. Never reuse a password. Keep your passwords on a separate keychain app, don't let your internet browser record or remember them.
Safety Tip #4
Use a sepatate proxy email address for every online account login. Set the proxy account to forward messages to your primary email account. Use a keychain app to remember the different emails. This prevents one data breach from exposing all of your accounts.
Safety Tip #5
Use an authenticator app or hard-token for two factor authentication on every online account that offers it. SMS is better than nothing, but is generally not secure.
Safety Tip #6
Choose fake answers for your security or password reset questions. Wrtite these fake answers down in your password manager or keychain app. The real answers are usually very easy for people to find and they can gain access to your accounts.
Safety Tip #7
If you have social media accounts, regularly go through your contacts and remove contacts that you do not personally know AND trust AND communicate with regularly. Dormant accounts are frequently compromised and used to exploit you.
Safety Tip #8
Lock down the privacy settings on all of your devices. Delete social media apps from your phone and review the privacy policies of all other apps. Many fast-food apps include provisions that let them collect and share the same sensitive data on you that social media apps do.
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