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Use password security questions properly

For accounts that ask you to set up one or more password reset questions, use private information about yourself that only you would know. Answers that can be found on your social media or facts everyone knows about you can make it easier for someone to guess your password.

Make bcc your friend

Blind carbon copy, or bcc, is the preferred way to send emails from one user to many. If your recipients don’t need to be able to talk to each other, then you have no need to share their email addresses in the carbon copy, or cc, field. They’ll appreciate the privacy.

Use Google’s Inactive Account Manager to make a legacy plan

Dormant Google accounts can contain a treasure trove of information. It could be valuable to cybercriminals or provide crucial information that you want to share with your loved ones. To ensure that your data is protected once you are no longer able to access it, use Inactive Account Manager. From the main page of your […]

Store sensitive files in the OneDrive personal vault

Do you have sensitive files sitting on your desktop or in an unsecured folder stored on your hard drive? If you have OneDrive, you can easily move those documents — like tax records or recovery codes — into a more secure Personal Vault. OneDrive users can open the Personal Vault from their file manager. Then […]

Make an event private on Google Calendar

Did you know that other people at your company may be able to see your Google Calendar events? That can be a good thing in terms of office transparency. However, if you’re setting events as self-referential reminders or booking time for a sensitive personnel meeting, you might want to limit who can see certain details. […]

Protect your privacy online

Before submitting your email address or other personally identifiable information online, you need to be sure that the privacy of that information will be protected. To protect your identity and prevent an attacker from easily accessing additional information about you, be cautious about providing your birth date, Social Security number, or other personal information online.