Do you need to up your Online Privacy Knowledge?

No matter how much we try to fight it, summer is quickly coming to a close. Vacations are wrapping up, nights are getting cooler and students are heading back to school. With all of these changes and transitions it’s only natural that the turning of the seasons has people re-evaluating their lives, making new commitments to really get the kids’ bedtime routines firmed up and get your healthy eating back on track after a summer of backyard barbecues. With all these lifestyle modifications and improvements, it is a great time to  ensure that your online life is on track, too.

Do yourself a favour and take a minute to assess whether or not you need to revamp your online privacy knowledge and behaviours. If you’re not actively working to protect your online presence you could be leaving yourself open to hacking, identity theft, phishing schemes and other cyber attacks. If you answer ‘yes’ to these questions, it might be time to up your online privacy game:

1: Are you still posting all the details of your vacation on public social networks?
2: When you hear “privacy,” do you still think about peeping toms and not online threats?
3: Do you use a notebook by your computer to keep track of all your passwords?
4: Do you have password protection enabled on your computer and other devices?
5: Are you aware of how to make changes to the privacy settings on your social networks?

Luckily there are lots of resources available to those who are looking to make some changes to their online habits. We’ve written blog posts on websites that share informative privacy and security content and how to protect your mobile device.We’ve even got some posts breaking down important security terms and ideas, including the difference between http and https and an explanation of Security Sockets Layer (SSL). Protect yourself and your data by getting informed.

What steps have you been taking to improve your online privacy? Let us know in the comments below.

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