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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, […]

Think about using a privacy screen

Ever worried about someone looking over your shoulder while you’re on your laptop or tablet? A privacy screen can help. These specialized add-ons reduce the viewing angles on your device so that onlookers can’t see what you’re doing or steal sensitive information. Plus, these screens are usually unobtrusive and easy to install.

How to safely manage your voice-controlled gadgets

Devices with voice recognition became much more common throughout the 2010s. The addition of Siri to the iPhone 4S in 2011 spurred major competition among tech vendors looking to put voice-powered assistants at the center of how end users interact with their phones, tablets, speakers and smart TVs. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, among others, […]