There are several well-known security measures. You don’t need me to remind you to install the latest recent update for your computer, do you?
Others are subtler. Do you secure your computer every time you leave it? Unless you live alone, you should. This is the easiest course of action if you’re lazy.
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I’ve got you covered with extra security and safety advice that is only known to tech professionals.
- Look into the possibility that someone is secretly copying your emails.
I get calls from listeners who are terrified that someone is watching everything they do every time I have a national radio show.
Make sure your inbox is safeguarded as one of the first things I suggest. Take the following actions if you notice or suspect any regular logins:
Once you’ve logged into your email, go to your account’s or security settings.
Selecting the corresponding option will allow you to examine your most recent login activity or login history. The label will say something like “Recent Activity,” “Security,” or “Login History.”
A suggestion: Use Gmail? Click the Details link next to the Last account activity at the bottom of any Gmail page.
Check out the list of most recent logins. Anything that you or a device you use shouldn’t be viewing? You can also spot a strange location.
If you notice a questionable place or a device that isn’t your own, act right away. Change your password, make sure two-factor authentication is turned on, and then log out of all devices connected to your account.
- Make sure your printer’s security hasn’t been breached.
Much like your PC, your printer is a gold mine for hackers. Why? Printers are routinely used to store copies of printed material. Any cybercriminal could copy sensitive data, including your financial information.
The following three signs suggest a hacked printer:
A string of letters or blank pages start printing on your printer.
You come across print jobs that you did not initiate.
Your printer’s settings have changed without your intervention.
What should you do?
Cut the power to the printer. The reset button on a printer is typically found on the bottom or back. Press and hold it.
Keep pressing the Reset button while plugging the printer back in and turning it on. After about 20 seconds, completion-indicating lights will begin to flash.
Running out of ink in the middle of a print job is the worst case scenario. Try these suggestions to cut the cost of ink.
- A hidden location tracker is built into your iPhone.
You should check the location settings on your phone. As a result, there will be a dramatic decrease in GPS tracking activity. You can’t, however, stop there.
Why does your phone tell you how long it will take to travel to work or what time you should be at the grocery store when you get in the car on a Saturday morning to run errands? It belongs to Important Sites.
Apple claims that this technology enables your phone to identify locations that are significant to you and provide tailored features like traffic advice and better Picture Memories.
How to open and close it is shown below.
On your iPhone, select Settings and then Privacy & Security.
Choose location-based services.
Swipe down to System Services and then tap.
Scroll down and tap Noteworthy Locations when you see it.
If you don’t want your iPhone to track your whereabouts, drag the slider next to Significant Locations to the left to disable the feature.
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- You can wipe your phone if you misplace it.
The idea that someone else could be using your phone is disconcerting. Consider how your discussions, apps, videos, and internet tabs would appear to a third party.
Is it really important if your phone is lost? You can take steps to secure your data even if you never get that phone back.
Delete your iPhone using a remote-control app:
By opening it, navigate to the Find iPhone portion of iCloud.com/find.
Select Wipe iPhone after choosing your lost phone.
Remote deletion steps for an Android phone:
Go to android.com/find and sign into your Google account. If you desire to, you can use it to find your lost phone.
When prompted, select Enable lock & wipe.
Choose Erase device to remove all data from a device.
See my tutorial here for additional information on how to find, backup, or wipe your phone.
- Applications are pleading with you to give them the juicy details.
Social network companies are clamouring for access to the birthdays, pictures, full names, email addresses, and other private information of your friends. They say you can use it to find your friends, but you shouldn’t share their private information. Where they disseminate that is entirely up to them.
Using the data in your address book, businesses produce “Shadow Profiles”. Kids can learn a lot from the people you know even if they aren’t using those sites. shrewd strategies.
How do you exert influence? Don’t give apps permission to view your phone’s contacts. Check which apps have access and turn it off. Keep listening, and if it doesn’t directly benefit you, stop sharing knowledge.
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