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4 Safety Tips to Help Strengthen Your Online Privacy

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4 Safety Tips to Help Strengthen Your Online Privacy

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 cybersecurity.  Especially on social media. The National Cybersecurity 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.” Here are a few tips on how to protect your privacy on social media:

 

1.    Scrutinize your Webpages:

Before you ever decide to browse the links on a webpage, 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 Wi-Fi/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 Wi-Fi 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.

 

Conclusion:

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. Exclusive offers are also available on our new site nowrise.com

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