The worst time to worry about your online security is after you’ve been hacked or your device has been stolen, so take 5 minutes today to learn how to stay safe for the next 5 years!
- Choose better passwords
- Turn on 2FA
- Lock your phone
- Encrypt your data
- Backup everything
Most people make one of two fatal mistakes when dealing with their passwords – choosing one that is too simple, or using the same password for everything. Here’s 5 simple tips to beef up your password.
When it comes to your information, the more protection you have the better. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is your second line of defense and is just as important as your password. Best of all, it only takes a minute or two to set it up on most accounts.
In 2015, it was reported that only 61% of Americans lock their smartphone with a PIN or password. With nearly half of all smartphone users making bank transactions with their phone, an unlocked phone is like catnip for an identity thief.
In light of the recent FBI vs. Apple confrontation, you want to make you’re the only one with access to your online accounts, even if your device is lost, stolen or seized. Both iPhone and Android devices offer encryption as a built-in feature, so take advantage of it!
Interested in more tips on how to protect yourself online? Ready to take the next step with your online security? Download this FREE Internet Security guide from our LifeSite security advisor Morgan Wright, an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy.
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