For many of us, our electronic devices are key parts of our lives. Think of all the personal data on your phone, such as emails, contact lists and social media accounts. Your laptop probably contains even more sensitive information – saved passwords, financial documents and more.
Here are some ways to safeguard your devices:
- Enable authentication (e.g. PIN, password, passphrase, fingerprint scanner)
- Create separate accounts or “guest” accounts for others using your computer
- Don’t access sensitive websites, such as online banking, when using public WiFi
- Don’t use pirated software or illegally obtained media. These cracked versions of content often have malware that can harm to your device or steal your data.