4 Ways To Improve Your Data Security

Published On October 1, 2017 | By Charlie Lukas | Technology

Data security has become one of the most important concerns of the modern age.  As our lives become more and more consistently intertwined with technology—and more places we visit online requiring sensitive personal data—it has never been more crucial to ensure our personal information is safe.

And while it is somewhat easy to know which websites are legitimate, there are many other types of Hikvision vulnerabilities. From your web-connected television to your mobile phone to your car’s GPS to refrigerators that let you order groceries directly from the door, there are many ways that you can leak your personal data without even knowing it.

With that in mind, here are some tips for maximizing your privacy protections in a time where, it seems, very little is private anymore.

USE STRONG—and DIFFERENT—PASSWORDS

Ok, I’m just going to come right out and say it:  passwords are not fun.  Nobody likes using them, especially since every site seems to have a different set of requirements. It is not easy to come up with so many different ones and even harder, sometimes, to remember them.  Unfortunately this is the best way to ensure your security online.  Come up with lots of different passwords; if you need to write them down make sure you store them in a safe place.

TURN OFF BLUETOOTH and WIFI

At home, perhaps, you might use wifi so that you don’t go overboard on you’re phone’s data. In public, though, if you join a wi-fi network your data is going to be available to everyone else on that public network.  Most of the time there is nothing to worry about—the average person just wants access to the web, not your credit card info—but you never know who might be lurking in the shadows.

In addition, make sure your geolocation finder is off when you are not using it.  This can literally pinpoint your exact position; if someone did want to find you, it would not be that hard.

USE AIRPLANE MODE

It might seem counterintuitive but you might find that you can use airplane mode more often than you thought.  Most people don’t need to use their phones at work, for example; so this means nobody can reach you—or find you—until you are ready to be reached. Or found.

COVER YOUR LAPTOP CAMERA

Most people overlook this but cover your laptop camera when you aren’t using it. Yes, there are types of invasive programs that can turn your camera on remotely.  This ensures not only safety but also privacy.

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