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Here are some things you should strongly consider using and/or checking out:  

 

  • Use a Password Manager. (Contact us for suggestions) If you don't want to use a Password Manager, then at least create complicated passwords - check out this nifty tool Password Generator tool
  • How secure is your password anyways? This site will tell you.
  • While you are at it, try to enable 2FA (two factor authentication) on websites that offer it.  Here is brief definition: "Two-factor authentication methods rely on users providing a password as well as a second factor, usually either a security token or a biometric factor like a fingerprint or facial scan."  Click here for more info on it. 
  • Consider a secure email solution.  Check out ProtonMail
  • Not all links are created equal.  If you do not absolutely trust the website link or link in your email, its a good idea to not click on it.
  • We assume you have anti-virus software - but this is just a friendly reminder.  
  • Do you use an online backup service?  Great way to not loose your stuff.  iDrive is an option (you can also use the promo code "findmecybe" to sign up)
  • Are you curious about how strong the encryption is for a website you are visiting? Put it through the SSL Server Test
  • Looking for a little privacy when you search?  Check out DuckDuckGo
  • Has your information been compromised in a Data Breach?  It probably has - but you can check here 
  • If you are a victim of a Hack, many companies offer complementary online monitoring and breach protection services for one year.  Reach out to them if its been less than one year. 
  • When you aren't using your credit, freeze it. Find out why its important here
  • Put tape over your webcam on your laptop. Yes, your webcam can get hacked and when you are not using it, its a good idea to cover it up.  Check out this article on the topic
  • Got sensitive paper files?  It may be wise to buy a shredder too. 


...more to come!

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