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Create different email addresses for different uses

Do you use the same email address for work and personal matters? A lot of vital information can be found in a person’s email account, so it’s smart to avoid keeping it all in one place. Rather, you can have one email address dedicated to work, one dedicated to your social media accounts, one dedicated […]

Secure your digital life

New Internet-connected — Internet of Things (IoT) or smart devices — provide a level of convenience in our lives, but they require that we share more information than ever. The security of this information, and the security of these devices, is not always guaranteed. Once your device connects to the Internet, you and your device […]

Tighten up your email security

How many emails do you send per day? Have you ever emailed a picture of your passport or social security card? If a hacker gets access to your email account, they can find and take advantage of private data by looking through your inbox and sent messages. One good way to tighten up your email […]

Sign out of everything before leaving a public computer

Using a public computer in a location such as a library comes with some risks, such as forgetting to log out of key accounts or having someone look at your screen in an attempt to steal information. Make sure you log out of everything before leaving a public workstation.

Keep tabs on your apps

Most connected appliances, toys, and devices are supported by a mobile application. Your mobile device could be filled with suspicious apps running in the background or using default permissions you never realized you approved—gathering your personal information without your knowledge while also putting your identity and privacy at risk. Check your app permissions and use […]

Get a paper shredder for any sensitive documents

Do you work with a lot of paper documents or other types of physical media (e.g., CDs or DVDs) that contain sensitive data? If so, it may be advisable to get a paper shredder for safe disposal of such assets once you no longer need them. Pay attention to whether the shredder makes strip, cross, […]