Today we use the internet and smart devices to access all kinds of information and contact other people. Unfortunately, this means that it is easier to spy on your movements and what you do on the internet. Here you can read about how to secure your tech.
Some of the information is very technical and it is, therefore, good to have a person with technical knowledge to go through it with you.
Keep in mind that if someone is monitoring you, you might be at greater risk if you remove the appliance. It is most important to become aware of it and take appropriate action so you can safely use your devices.
- Use private mode on the browser or clear the browser history that you don’t want others to see.
- Use safe passwords which only you know.
- Use safe methods for communication, such as an alternative email address, alternative communication apps and another phone that is kept in a safe place in the home or by a friend or neighbor.
- Don’t share your location on the phone, social media or other apps and ask your friends not to tag you.
- Make sure that unauthorized parties don’t have access to personal information through financial apps, calendars or other apps.
- Make sure that email clients are not forwarding your mail.
- Keep Bluetooth turned off on your phone.
- Use strong and safe passwords for your accesses and devices. Try to use words and numbers which only you can know and is difficult to guess. Don’t use names or dates that others know are important to you.
- Don’t save passwords on a browser.
- If you are worried about not being able to remember passwords, you can share them with someone you trust.
- Use a new password for each access and each device. This prevents anyone from getting into all your accounts with the same password. You can use a password manager like 1Password or LastPass to help you to have a different password for each access while you only need to remember and secure one password.
- Change security questions in a way that only you know the answers to them.
- Log in and out every time you sign into a device, email or other media.
- Always use two-step authentication when possible.