Today we use internet-connected devices in all aspects of our lives. As a result, our devices contain a wealth of personal information about us. In this article from the Attorney General of California, see ways you can protect yourself from viruses, hackers and spies.
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Mobile devices, such as smartphones, smart watches, and tablets, continue to advance and innovate at an astonishing rate. As a result, some people replace their mobile devices as frequently as every year. Unfortunately, people often do not realize how much personal data is on these devices. In this article, they cover what may be on your mobile device and how you should securely wipe it before disposing of it.
Public WiFi networks, like those in coffee shops, airports, and hotels, are convenient, but they aren’t secure. This article has tips on using public wireless connections to help protect your personal information. And reference this article for the best free VPNs for 2022.
Malware is short for "malicious software." Learn more about how to avoid, detect and get rid of malware from the Federal Trade Commission in this video
Ransomware is malware that locks your computer and files. The 'No More Ransom Project' is a worldwide task force whose goal is to help you unlock your digital life without paying your attackers. See the No More Ransom Project website for more information.
With the proliferation of mobile devices, cyber criminals continue to look for ways to exploit vulnerabilities in apps, operating systems, and software, trying to capitalize on security flaws before manufacturers find and patch them. See this article by Verizon for information about the threats you face while using your mobile phone as well as best practices you can follow to secure your mobile device and reduce your risk.
It is a good idea to clear your browser cache because it will prevents using old forms, protects your personal information, and helps applications run better on your computer. This article has links to walk you through how to make those changes in your browser.