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Avoid public Wi-Fi networks without passwords

Passwords prevent unauthorized access to wireless networks. If you see a public Wi-Fi network without a password, don’t join it unless you have no other choice and have a VPN to encrypt your connection. Public Wi-Fi networks can be dangerous. Cybercriminals can use them to steal your data or infect your device with malware. If […]

Beware of public charging stations and ports

Airports, buses, and other places may have public USB ports you can use to charge your devices. But it’s best to avoid them unless you really need to recharge. Public charging ports could be used to spy on you or infect your device with malware. Here are some tips for staying safe when charging your […]

Log out of public computers to protect your privacy and security

When you log in to a public computer, such as one at a library, kiosk, or other public place, your activities could be monitored. This is because public computers are often shared by many people, and anyone with access to the computer could potentially view your browsing history, search queries, and login credentials. To protect […]

Enable ‘Find My Device’

You can protect your mobile devices from loss or theft by enabling the “Find My Device” or similar tracking features available on most smartphones and tablets. These tools allow you to locate your device’s last known location, lock it remotely or even erase its data if necessitated. To activate this feature on iPhone, go to: […]

Use dark mode to preserve battery

Lots of smartphone users switch their display to dark mode because they find it easier on the eyes. But, it can conserve your battery life, too. Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) devices use individual light-emitting diodes to light the screen, which means that less electricity is used in dark mode because fewer bulbs are at work. […]

Avoid public charging when out and about

Many establishments like airports have charging stations with USB plugs that you can use to charge vapes, e-readers, laptops, tablets and phones. However, threat actors can load malware onto these ports to “juice-jack” — accessing and stealing data from devices being charged. Carry a charged portable power bank with you to charge your devices on […]