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Don’t post pics of your boarding pass on Instagram

If you’re taking a plane ride somewhere, you might feel like bragging about it on Instagram by posting a pic of your boarding passes. That’s too risky, though. People who see it can use the codes on it to mess with your airline reservation, or even change your contact information with said airline. Best to […]

Do you know what Wireless Sniffing is?

Public hotspots are often left unsecured and their data transmission is unprotected, which makes your sensitive info vulnerable. If a hacker gets hold of your traffic, they could use sniffing tools to gain access to your passwords and credit card numbers. Don’t risk it – always make sure a connection uses WPA2 encryption when connecting […]

Disable Bluetooth when it’s not being used

Bluetooth can be an exceptionally useful wireless technology when connecting a range of devices including earbuds, microphones or personal vehicles. However, leaving Bluetooth on all the time, especially if you frequent public areas, can be a security risk. Turn it off when you’re not using it, and only turn it back on if you’re sure […]

If you’re entering sensitive information, cover the screen with your hand

You can never be totally sure if someone’s looking at your screen, so it’s a good idea to make this a habit. Another solution is using a privacy screen for your laptop if you often use your laptop in a crowded place, such as airplanes and airports. Privacy screens make it difficult for people to […]

Use publicly accessible computers with caution

Cybercriminals may have infected these computers with viruses or install malicious software. An example is keylogger malware which, when installed, captures the keystrokes of the computer’s users and sending this information to criminals via email. Through this malware, criminals can receive your personal information, such as name, credit card numbers, birthdates, and passwords.

Secure all your mobile devices

Employ robust passwords, touch or biometric ID (face) features to secure your devices. These security measures can help protect your information if your devices are lost or stolen and keep prying eyes out. Also consider using Total Defense Mobile Security, to further ensure your safety and privacy.