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Use a PIN to protect your Windows account

While you can opt for the convenience of having no security checks before logging into Windows, this leaves you vulnerable to anyone else walking up to the machine and looking at your data. This can be especially problematic if you live with other people who don’t need to see what’s on your computer. Adding a […]

Activate all the smart watch protections you have

Many smart watches are built differently, yet they should have several security measures and each is worth considering. Turn on two-factor authentication, a PIN system, or a locking mechanism when your watch travels too far from your phone. Blocking unauthorized pairing is another way to guard your watch data over Bluetooth.

10 Steps to Smartphone Security for Android

Android is the most popular consumer computer operating system (OS) in the world. Although it has a reputation for being less safe than its main competitor, Apple’s iOS, there are steps most people can take to sharply reduce the risk to their devices and data. Let’s look at ten things you can do as an […]

Enable the PIN or fingerprint requirement on Venmo

If someone gets a hold of your device and you did not log out of your Venmo, that person could send themselves money through your account. For added security, you can enable the requirement that you must enter a PIN or fingerprint ID before sending money. To enable this feature: ● Go to Settings. ● […]

Select an alphanumeric code for your iPhone PIN

Many people set a four- or six-digit numeric PIN for their iPhones, but you can add another layer of security. If your passcode contains letters, numbers and symbols, it will be much more difficult for someone to guess. To upgrade your passcode: Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Change Passcode > Passcode […]

Set up a PIN for voice purchases

If you have an Alexa device, you can set it up so that it will purchase items when you ask it to. However, this gives anyone in your home, including guests, the power to buy something with your credit card easily. It’s more secure to enable a PIN that you also have to say along […]