Four Tips to Protect Your Technology

 

Start the new year off the safe way by using the five tips below to protect your technology. We live in a world that’s filled with technology that simplifies our lives. But, this technology also puts us at risk and safeguarding yourself against those risks is essential. Make these tips a part of your New Year’s resolutions and 2019 can be the best year yet.

Tip One: Update Your Software

Outdated software is the number one cause of security threats at businesses today. It is easy to avoid this hazard by keeping the software on your PCs and devices up-to-date. Most PCs have an automatic update installer that minimizes risks.

Tip Two: Protect Your Smartphone

If you own an iPhone, your device has a rather large glass screen that will shatter on contact with a floor or hard surface if it is dropped. With the costs of many smartphones well into the hundreds of dollars, it is important that you protect your device with a screen protector and a case. They cost just a few dollars and minimize risks.

Tip Three: Delete Apps

We add numerous apps to our devices every week, assuming we’ll use them later. Before we know it, our device is filled with apps that we don’t remember adding much less will ever use. Third-party apps can access personal information and put you at a greater risk of an attack. Delete the apps that you’re not using. If you don’t have the time to delete apps yourself, use a free resource like Unroll Me to help.

Tip Four: Read the Privacy Policy

How many times have you read a privacy policy before using a website? Most of us are guilty of this mistake. As such, make it your goal to read the policies on any websites that you visit. It is possible that you are agreeing to things that you would never want to actually agree to but you must read the details to learn. Refer to This Article to learn more.

Bonus Tip

Unroll Me, the company mentioned above, has been around for several years now and makes it easy to manage your email, unsubscribe from junk mail, and control your inbox. Using the service simplify your daily life!

Unroll.me, a free service to unsubscribe from email lists, can scour people’s inboxes for receipts from services like Lyft and then sell the information to companies like Uber. The data is anonymized, meaning individuals’ names are not attached to the information, and can be used as a proxy for the health of a rival

Development of Unroll.Me was met with several setbacks, but they were able to overcome them and after that got several sign-ups after it was featured on The Next Web and Life Hacker, which are influencer sites.

 

Read more about Unroll Me on https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/31/unroll-me-android/

 

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