Key Tips for Being Smart About Security

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  • Keep a low profile on social media sites.
  • Do not distribute personal information online.
  • Keep all social media sites on their optimal security and privacy settings, and do not connect with people that are not trustworthy.
  • Make all passwords unique and different.
  • Create dummy email addresses and telephone numbers to use for non-personal forms.
  • Be hyper-vigilant with protecting smart phones and their data.
  • Maintain a passcode or password on all electronic devices.
  • Install a remote wiping system for all smart phones.
  • Be aware of the proper authorities that will need to be contacted in case of an emergency.
  • If passwords of data must be stored on a smartphone, create a complex coding system for storing the information so that the information is impossible for anyone to decipher other than you.
  • Protect the integrity of passwords, credit card numbers, and financial information.
  • Be aware of your surroundings when using ATMs. Do not trust that strangers will not look at the screen while typing the PIN.