Update your device’s software
Make sure you have updated the software on your devices. When a pop-up that says ‘update now’, click or tap to accept. This will help plug security holes in the software or operating system.
Avoid using public Wi-Fi if possible
Public Wi-Fi networks usually do not encrypt traffic, and that means anyone on the same network can try and snoop on your traffic. Avoid transmitting any sensitive data (logins, passwords, credit card data etc.) over public Wi-Fi, you can use it for general browsing, but never use it for shopping. Use a VPN such as NordVPN* to encrypt your data and protect it from prying eyes.
When checking your email or conducting any important transactions, adding an ‘s” after “http” may give you a secured connection to the webpage. Many webmail services provide this feature. This ensures that your login details are encrypted thereby rendering it useless to hackers. Although your email login may be encrypted, some webmail providers may not encrypt your inbox and messages.
Adds an extra layer of protection to your accounts. Once you enter your password, you’ll get a code sent to your phone to make sure it’s you. This helps prevent account takeovers from hackers.
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