4 Safety Tips to Help Strengthen Your Online PrivacyMay 20, 2021
What precautions must be taken to improve online security?
One of the most prominent trends in the aftermath of the 2020 pandemic is an increased reliance on the Internet. Whether it’s for personal or professional reasons, people are spending more and more time online thanks to social distancing. This creates an urgency for increased cyber security. Especially on social media. The National Cyber security Alliance suggests that “Social media platforms have become an integral part of online lives. Social networks are a great way to stay connected with others, but you should be wary about how much personal information you post.”
How to keep your personal information safe online?
Here are a few tips on how to protect your privacy on social media:
1) Scrutinize your Web pages
Before you ever decide to browse the links on a web page, always examine it to determine whether it’s been disguised for phishing. If you notice anything peculiar such as typos, altered formatting or contradictory information, stop browsing immediately.
2) Disable WiFi/Bluetooth when Devices are Idle
Wireless connectivity provides a backdoor for anyone with the right equipment to hack into devices. Unless you are actively using WiFi on a device, make sure to disable it before setting it aside, or switching it off.
3) Maintain your Devices
Always makes sure to update the operating systems on computers/smart devices, and replace their default firewalls with sophisticated antivirus systems.
4) Be Confidential
Don’t scatter your personal information on each and every website which asks for it. The less tech companies know about you, the smaller your digital footprint is.
There’s nothing wrong with having a Facebook profile, or using social media in general. In fact, social media can enrich our relationships tremendously. However, hackers mean business, and they’re not going away any time soon. The best way to protect yourself is to be cautious about what you do online and use common-sense to avoid data-breaches. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative courses, workshops and events listed on our websites and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how The RISE Academy can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success. For business development coaching by Richard Martinez, call at 626-202-2291 or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
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