Digital Security Habits: Protecting Your Online Presence


  Digital Security Habits: Protecting Your Online Presence

Protecting your online presence is not as difficult as it may seem. You can easily accomplish these following tasks with the few minutes of your day:

- Install a firewall on all your devices.
- Set up password protection and encryption on your email accounts.
- Turn off location services if you don't need them on social media, websites, or online games.
- Use two different passwords for every website and app to secure all of your online accounts at once.

There are many more things you can do to protect yourself from hackers and identity thieves that continue to proliferate in today's society as technology soars forward continuously. These tips are not enough to cover every single possibility and every little detail, but these small actions will help you put up a sturdy front.

First of all, let's dive right into setting up a firewall on your computer and all the other devices you have access to. Most of us have made the decision that our computers are the most important part of life so why shouldn't they be protected in a very specific way.

First off, set up your firewall settings so that it blocks everything that isn't needed. This is one of the simplest things to do and it'll significantly cut down on problems you might encounter with unwanted program/games or internet junk from popping up here and there.

You should also make sure you have protection on your laptop and phone as well. If you don't have a firewall set up on these devices, this is the time to do so. Don't be caught off guard when your company's CEO comes into your office asking how he can track down/figure out who hacked his social media account or even personal email. Lock them all down!

Another thing you should do is set up strong passwords with a mix of numbers, letters, and special characters in case it isn't already like this. You would be surprised at how many people use simple or easy passwords that can be figured out by anyone by just looking at their personal information that they leave all around the internet.

It's extremely important to make your password almost impossible to guess and one that you'll definitely remember. This tip is especially useful if you have several accounts/devices that you use on a daily basis.

Many people have the habit of checking their email multiple times a day, visiting their favorite sites, or even playing games on their phone. It's always wise to turn off the location services or just straight up not check them if they're not necessary for what you're doing at the time.

Let me explain how turning off location services can be beneficial for you in order to keep your information safe from anyone trying to steal it. Most people use their phone's location services or GPS to post something on their favorite social media site or game. For example, you're in your car and realize that you are about to miss tagging a photo of where you're at and so you quickly click "check in" on Facebook. All that information is now viewable to hackers as well which makes it easy for them to access more information about who you are and what your daily routines are like. Start keeping them hidden.

But wait a minute! What if I don't have a cell phone with GPS or a laptop? This doesn't mean you aren't vulnerable to hackers. You're most likely doing this on your phone or computer that has access to your email accounts and other information you don't want strangers coming up on without your permission.

In addition, another very common habit is using the same password for more than one account. Be warned: these are easy passwords that can easily be figured out by hackers and identity thieves so changing them is crucial!

Those are just a few of the ways that you can keep yourself safe from unwanted intruders into your personal information.

I would recommend that you read up on the topic if you're still a little confused. Here are some great sites to check out:



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