Windows 10 has a bunch of default settings that you might want to alter. In the Privacy menu, you can adjust what information Microsoft collects from the device’s microphones, cameras, location services, and more, and also limit what data you share with the company. Minimize tracking to maximize your personal security.
If a payment service is linked to your social media account, your payment or purchase history could accidentally be shared with your larger network. The more you post about yourself, the easier it might be for someone to use the information you post to access your accounts, steal your identity, and more. Year-end is a […]
Default options on certain websites may be chosen for convenience, not for security. For example, avoid allowing a website to remember your password. If your password is stored, your profile and any account information you have provided on that site is readily available if an attacker gains access to your computer. Also, evaluate your settings […]
If your password is stored, your profile and any account information you have provided on that site are readily available if an attacker gains access to your computer. Also, evaluate your settings on websites used for social networking. The nature of those sites is to share information, but you can restrict access to limit exposure […]
Chances are you’ve run a good number of searches through Google over the years. Google has a record of all of these queries. By visiting the My Activity page for your Google account, you can select the menu indicated by the three dots icon and choose to delete some or all of this activity to […]
A majority of Americans don’t know that Facebook owns Instagram. That can lead to risky decisions, such as leaving microphone access enabled in your Instagram settings, which in turn informs what goes into your Newsfeed. You might even see some targeted ads based on recent phrases you uttered in the vicinity of your phone.
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