We live in a world where it is so easy for the wrong people to get our personal information. Then our livelihood is at stake. It’s scary to think what people could do with some of this information: hack your passwords, drain your accounts, even steal your identity. So how safe are you really being? Keep reading to do a quick cybersecurity checkup.
There have been so many scary situations recently:
- Exactis, a marketing firm out of Florida, realized their database was on a publicly accessible server but only after 340 personal records were leaked
- Researchers just found a way to discover everything you type and read on your phone by studying the differing power levels of a smart phone battery
- Reddit was breached last week and all their data going back to 2005 was accessed, despite having two-factor authentication
With all these threats, you need to be extra careful. How good is your cybersecurity health rating?
- Do you have an antivirus installed? This is your first line of defense and a must. We recommend you trust McAfee Total Protection as it continuously updates so you are always up-to-date. It is more than just antivirus, it safeguards your identity and helps make sure your private life stays that way. You get a discount because you’re a FixMeStick customer. Check it out here.
- Do you use public Wi-Fi often? Public Wi-Fi is notorious for hackers lurking to try and steal your sensitive information like passwords, credit card and other data. If you are using public Wi-Fi you should have a VPN installed. This encrypts your data so even if someone tried to steal your data it would unreadable. You can learn more here.
- When was the last time you updated your passwords? If you can’t remember, then it is probably a good idea to go ahead and update them, and make sure they’re secure. We know this can be a pain which is why you should try Dashlane, the world’s #1 Password Manager. It updates and stores your passwords for free! Try it here.
- Have you earned your star for running FixMeStick this month? If you haven’t run FixMeStick yet, you should. FixMeStick is the once a month deep clean you need. Run it today!