This includes everything from having an organized file structure on your computer, setting the correct level of security permissions on your online accounts, deciding if you will install a new app, or decide the risks of using new technology.
- More secure
- Have newer features
- Have fewer problems
3. Clean up your email
- Learn how to spot a phishing email
- Go through your emails and unsubscribe from junk/spam mail that you're not going to read anyway.
- This is a great time to make a list of accounts that you have with organizations that have your personal/company information that you never intend to work with again.
- Organize your remaining emails using folders, tags, or labels.
- Achieve "inbox zero" ( if you're having trouble maintaining this try these steps )
4. Start using a password manager
Here is your sign.
- Head over to random-ize.com to see how quickly your go-to password can be hacked
- You'll quickly see that you'll need a complex and unique password for EVERY account.
- Read about how to create a memorable password here.
- Now go sign up for stickypassword.com 's free password manager.
- And it's a really good idea to disable the password manager in your browser
5. Multi-factor authentication
You'll want to turn on MFA for all accounts that have information that is unique to you.
- Online banking accounts
- Email accounts: Google, iCloud, Office 365
- Merchant accounts: Amazon, Ebay, Paypal, Venmo, and Etsy
- Storage accounts: Google, DropBox, iCloud, carbonite
- Social network: Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Pinterest, Whatsapp, Linkedin .
6. Review your online accounts
- Get that list of unwanted accounts that you created when going through your inbox. Now's the time to go through it, go log in, find your account settings, and delete that account and all its data for good.
- If you can't find a "delete my account" section, consider emailing their support team through their "contact us" page and requesting all data associated with your username and email address to be deleted.
- Next, go to haveibeenpwned.com and enter your email addresses. Write down the accounts that have been breached
- Now you'll want to go change your passwords on these accounts and any other accounts that have the same password! Save your new passwords into your password manager.
7. Secure your Device
8. Data in transit
It's a good idea to Enable HTTPS everywhere
And consider subscribing to nordvpn.com's solution
9. If you've made it this far.... Congratulations
How does it feel?
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