We caught up with Dean Williams, Systems Engineer, from Norton™ and asked for his advice to keep us all safer online.
Here are Dean’s top tips.
Limit the personal information you share online
Social media is now a big part of our lives, but we need to be cautious of the amount of personal information we share online. This can give scammers and cybercriminals clues to your login credentials and online movements.
Don’t click on strange or unsolicited links and messages
No doubt you’re receiving a lot of scam emails and text messages - don’t click on them. No matter how urgent the delivery or how good the deal is, cyber criminals may be trying to trick you into giving over personal information or even worse have your device compromised with nasty malware.
Monitor your personal information on the Dark Web
We have a lot of personal information stored with third parties and with the heightened risk of data breaches, it’s important to use tools to monitor your personal information to help make sure it’s not on the Dark Web or private forums for criminals and scammers to purchase.
Use a password manager to help create unique strong passwords
Remembering passwords can be such a hassle, yet weak, reused, or outdated passwords can present an open door. It’s important to make sure you use a password manager to help create and use complex strong passwords because that’s what stands between cybercriminals and your personal information.
Use a VPN
Your online privacy is getting harder to protect. Use a VPN for an added layer of protection, putting the power back in your hands, helping limit the amount of personal information you share online so you can send emails, shop online & pay bills at home or on-the-go.
Consider using Norton 360
Finally, using a comprehensive security solution like Norton 360 helps you protect your device, online privacy and identity.