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Can you imagine work without your smartphone, tablet? We couldn’t either! In fact, we’re never too far away from a device – laptops, smartphones, tablets – they’re just a part of life now. But, the more we use them, the more they get exposed to risks like malware, viruses, and cybercrime.
After all, you have your personal, financial data on it. That’s why it’s important to secure your data on the go. You know the risks involved, here’s what to do to fix it.
This can be a software or hardware that manages data accessed online. Then, it either blocks it or lets it pass depending on pre-defined settings. Check settings on the device you’re using to see if these settings are on and correct.
Update your Software
Never wait to install the latest updates. Especially the bigger ones that upgrade the smartphone OS and apps that contain personal information. Be sure to read the description of each software update before installing.
Get Smart about Email
Those emails from someone you don’t know – don’t open them. The same goes for emails from one of your contacts, especially if you weren’t expecting one. As for mailers from online stores, view only the ones you’re registered with the next time you check your inbox on your laptop.
Insert Security Software
Generally, free software has limited security. Discover products that are comprehensive, worth investing in and offer 24×7 protection. Check a good protection plan that will help prevent issues in the future.
Know Your Privacy Settings
Privacy settings let you use public forums and websites safely. Check them regularly as they can change often, and make sure that you’ve hidden sensitive data.
Strengthen Your Passwords
Never underestimate the value of a good password. Lock all devices with the toughest password you can think of!! Use something that’s known only to you and a different one for each device.