It’s quite normal to have a bunch of apps on your phone, lots of which you may not have opened in months or even years. Unless they include important information or functionality, it’s normally worthwhile to delete them. Not only will you free up space, you can save yourself any trouble that might stem from […]
Whether traveling abroad, across the country or even just around town, it’s always best to be well prepared. And in the digital age, that means packing your bags with all the cybersafety know-how you possibly can. Luckily, you don’t need to make any extra space in your carry-on luggage. Keeping cybersecurity in mind is enough […]
In the permissions settings for most apps — where applicable — you have the option to turn off in-app purchases. This is highly recommended, as it means the app cannot access your banking details and it will protect you from accidental purchases that can’t always be undone should you inadvertently select an item that automatically […]
Most mobile devices will be initially set up with some forms of voice recognition active. Take the time to go through your settings and deactivate any voice-related assistive services to ensure your phone or tablet is not listening to your conversations unbeknownst to you and whomever you’re talking with.
If you work from home, request that your employer give you a dedicated work laptop or computer. Keeping work and personal data separate will reduce the risk of cross contamination or incidental slips that could lead to serious data breaches. Where possible, do the same with mobile devices; ask for a work phone or tablet […]
Bluetooth connections are so commonly used now that it isn’t always something you may think of turning off when you’re not using a peripheral device. While Bluetooth security is excellent, it’s still vulnerable to infiltration. Leaving Bluetooth active while not connected to a device may present an opportunity for bad actors in your immediate vicinity. […]
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