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Your computer security is important

Computers are an indispensable part of our daily lives. It’s imperative to correctly configure your home computer before linking it to the internet to keep it, and your personal information protected. Because computers play such important roles in our lives, and because we enter and view so much personally identifiable information (PII) on them, it’s […]

Turn off auto-fill

While auto-fill is a very useful feature for reducing the laboriousness of entering your personal information every time you order or book online, it also opens up your personal information for exploitation if your account is compromised, or if your device is stolen. While it might be a little more tedious to have to input […]

Look out for requests to update your personal information

The majority of organizations – banks, universities, companies, etc. – will not ask for your personal information over email. Do not reveal personally identifiable information online such as your full name, social security number, telephone number, address, insurance policy number, credit card information, or doctor’s name. Don’t open attachments, click on links, or respond to […]

Don’t interact with cyberbullies

Whether you’re a kid or an adult, it’s not uncommon to encounter a cyberbully while using the internet. In either case, you should never escalate the situation and antagonize a cyberbully – especially if they have access to any of your personal information. Responding with hostility will only provoke the bully and make matters worse. […]

Never block your full name or address in a chat filter when live streaming

Whether you’re a gamer, influencer or you just like going live once in a while, it’s important to take the necessary safety measures to protect your identity. This might include hiding your real name, address and other personally identifiable information. Some live streaming services allow you to block certain words or phrases from appearing in […]

Protect your personal data when you’re not at home

Even if you’re not home and using your devices, hackers could still break their way into your network or crack your computer. One way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to disconnect the device from your internet connection entirely. Without a network connection, they can’t access your device or steal your data. But you can […]