It seems like every day there is a new breach of information, hack, or virus designed to steal your personal information while you use the internet. While this might just seem like the new price of using the internet, there are many different ways you can do a little extra to ensure you’re keeping personal information safe. Here are our top 3 tips for keeping personal information safe while online.
Invest in Security Software
The right security software will go a long way in keeping personal information safe while online. Look for a comprehensive security software you install directly onto your computer. It should protect from viruses, spyware, adware, hackers, emails with spammy attachments, phishing scams, and identity theft. Look at reviews online or ask your trusted IT professional at Working Nets which will suit your needs best.
Secure Your Network
Anyone who uses the internet over Wi-Fi, even in the comfort of their own home, is at a higher risk of having their personal information stolen. Your wireless network has waves that can be accessed from many other places, whether that means outside of your house from the curb or from the apartment next door. Always add extra protection to your wireless router and have a password that is a secure and lengthy combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.
Don’t Join the Chain
While chain email seems like an outdated thing of the past, many people still send chain emails over the internet. Even with good antivirus software, adding your personal information to a chain email could lead it into the wrong hands when the email chain continues.
Working Nets Can Help You With Your IT & Security Needs
Working Nets is IT without the ego. We offer technological help and top-notch service without making you feel out of the loop or left behind. Even today’s top technology professionals still have issues with their gadgets and software sometimes, so don’t be afraid to ask for help if and when you need it! Our specialty is helping you understand the pieces of technology you use in simple ways. By outsourcing your information technology to us (and letting us do the network design planning), we will make sure that your company is up to date and safe, because technology never sleeps. Interested in finding out more about our services? Give us a call at (443) 992-7394 or visit us online. For more technology tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.