This might seem obvious, but you may be surprised at how many people stick their login credentials to their monitors at work. This can potentially give access to anyone if you so much as step away from your workstation for a few minutes. If the bad actor doesn’t sit down at your desk directly, they […]
Be wary of app permissions that don’t seem appropriate. If an app wants access to the information in your email accounts, for example, it may be trying to steal personal data. It can be tricky to know for sure if an app permission request is legitimate or not, so err on the side of caution […]
Due to their small size and potential to fall out of your pocket, flash drives are common objects of theft. Encryption and a password can help to keep the data within the drive safe. It’s long been thought that the more complicated a password, the harder it is for hackers. This once maybe once was […]
No company will ever, under any circumstances, ask you for your password via email. Any email asking you to provide your password is a phishing scam. If you ever need to enter your password, always type the URL of the company’s site directly into the hyperlink bar to be sure the site is genuine. Also […]
The best practice when making accounts online is to have different passwords that change frequently for separate accounts. How can you be expected to remember them all? You aren’t if you use a password manager. These apps let you use one master password to access all of your login information in one place. This lets […]
The Quick Add feature in Snapchat allows friends of friends to find and add each other more easily in the app. While this is convenient for genuine connections, it can also be used by bad actors if they hijack an account. Turning off Quick Add will prevent anyone finding your account via your friends. It […]
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