Protecting Yourself While on the Internet

In recent years, the amount of computer viruses, Trojans and web attacks have been soaring.  With the smart phone becoming a regular accessory, there have been more attacks that have been targeted at smart phones. If you own a smart phone or if you use the internet, you will want to make sure that all of your accounts on your phone and the websites that you frequent are secure.  To ensure that they are secure, you are going to want to work on creating passwords that are unique and very difficult to break.  Doing this can take some time, but once you get used to it, you will be glad that you made the change.

 

Your passwords should be changing on a consistent basis.  When your passwords change, you do not want to store the new password in your phone.  If you feel that you have to store the passwords somewhere, write them down and keep them in a locked box in your home. The password that you create should be as long as you can make it. Use a common word, but find ways to make the common word more unique.  Whether that includes numbers, special characters, capitalizing specific letters, replacing letters with symbols or all of these tricks, you will want to make sure your password is unique. This will ensure that your private information is safe.

 

Having a lock on your phone is also a great way to ensure that you are going to be safer.  Then, if you leave your phone anywhere, you can be sure that someone that picks up your phone or someone that finds your phone is not going to easily access information that you have stored on your phone. When you set a numerical lock on your phone, create a sequence of random numbers. This way, the code that you have set is not going to be easily breakable.

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