Want better security on the Internet? Learn how to protect your privacy online. Summer vacation starts in under three weeks. Our data usage will soar and our family’s tablets, phones and laptops will get used more than usual. It’s going to be important to protect our data. This post post about how to protect your privacy online is sponsored by BullGuard.
Have you thought about your online privacy and take the steps to protect your family? Here are a few things you should be doing.
Create stronger passwords to protect your privacy online.
Let’s be realistic, pa55w0rd is not a strong password. Neither is pa55w0rd.
Consider password manager like 1Password or LastPass.How these sites work is they allow you to create a unique password for each website you visit and store them in a database protected by a master password that you create.
When create your own passwords, try creating long, complex passwords consisting of numbers, upper and lower case letters and symbols. I also like using song lyrics and lines from books.
Make sure you create the strongest passwords for the sites that contain the most sensitive information and NEVER reuse them anywhere.
Never share your passwords with anyone and teach your children to do the same.
Use a secondary authentication to protect your online data.
Most financial websites and many social media sites offer secondary or two-factor authentication. These systems send you a one use code (usually via text) that you must enter before you can log in or access your information on the website.
How to security questions wisely.
There are tons of “Facebook games” that circulate that want you to make names from things like your first pets name, street you grew up on etc. They often receive backlash because these same questions are commonly used as security questions. The solution is simple, don’t be truthful in your answer when setting up your accounts. Your banking institution isn’t going to know if your first pet’s name wasn’t “Fifi the Wonder Dog”. These answers are typically easy to guess, so LIE about your answers to lessen the chance of them being guessed. And for the record, don’t tell them your favorite food is “pizza” either.
Pay attention to what apps and software you and your family use.
Downloaded movies and games can sometimes open up security loopholes. Monitor what your family uses, especially chats in online games. Pay attention to who your children are chatting to in games (better yet don’t let them chat at all!) and make sure they aren’t giving up any private information.
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