The holidays are just around the corner, and that means many of us will be making purchases online to avoid large crowds and busy mall traffic. While I must admit that online shopping has made my life easier, I am also aware that I I share sensitive information which could potentially expose me to online risks. In today’s post, I am sharing how to avoid such risks and share three simple simple tips to stay safe online.
If you plan to do any online shopping this year, it’s important to know:
a) how to protect yourself online and
b) how to be proactive about security features available online.
Three Simple Tips To Stay Safe Online
- Use unique, strong passwords for your accounts to help stay more secure online. Consider using a password manager (like the one built into your Google Account) to help you create, remember, and store all your passwords. → passwords.google.com
- Keep your software up to date. Some software, like Chrome, Android, and iOS, will automatically update so you never need to worry about doing it yourself. For other services that send notifications when it’s time to update, don’t click “remind me later”— take the time to update right away.
- Take the Google Security Checkup. It’s a step-by-step tool that helps protect the security of your Google Account with personalized recommendations. You can manage which third-party apps have access to your account data, check your saved passwords for security issues, and more. → g.co/securitycheckup
As a full-time content creator my life becomes more and more digital, hence I get more exposed to the risks associated with that. I know of friends who have been hacked for ransom, having their data stolen or exposed and being impersonated every day. And if you think that this doesn’t apply to you and that the younger generations are harder to trick, think again.
Let’s be smart and minimize our risks and vulnerabilities. Stay up to date and learn more here: g.co/securitycheckup
Did you know?
Google offers a full list of security tips and best practices for FREE. Click here to learn more. Google helps you to stay safe online during the holidays and beyond so I strongly recommend that you take a security checkup (it’s free!). It took mine and it allowed me to activate my two-step verification, showed me a list of third party access, and more.