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5 Ways to Stay Protected From Internet Security Threats

by Madison Jezioro

May 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

internet-1462453.jpgIt is very easy to fall into the habit of easy passwords and clicking “I Agree” like a pro. But, it is important to be aware of what kinds of access you are really giving when you continue to click away and stick to your normal internet routine. Here are 5 ways to protect yourself from serious online threats:

1. Do Not Reuse Passwords

Once a hacker gets into one account, this makes it a thousand times easier to hack into any other account you’ve ever made, including those with credit cards or personal information attached. For your personal and cyber safety, it is extremely important to change your default passwords often and never use the same passwords.

2. Read the Terms and Conditions

 Did you read that right? Yes, you did. As horribly painful and time consuming as it can be, understanding what information is being collected about you and where it could be going is crucial. If you read through the terms and conditions, you could find yourself avoiding plenty of threats.

3. Re-Consider Being Super Connected

While all of the cool technology continues to roll out, it makes it easier to track you and your personal information. This also includes posting about going on family vacations and being away from home, because hackers can and will find a way to get what they want.

3. Update Your Devices

Software updates are not just for kicks, they are to fix bugs and update security. You need to be sure that your device is secure, since we all tend to live off of them.

3. Understand How To Work Your Devices

Rather than clicking through everything, take the time to explore your device and be sure you are not adding personal information that is easy to access.



 

Topics: Crime Prevention

blog author

Madison Jezioro

Madison is the Marketing Administrator at SHIELD Security Systems and is a dedicated student studying Communications at the University at Buffalo. She loves writing, researching and conversation. Madison is a proud daughter of Ken and Mary Jezioro, the President and Vice President of SHIELD Security Systems.