Encrypt all the Things

While it is important to have a password on your computer, tablet, or smart phone to protect your personal information, but it is like locking your door. That protect you from most thieves, but not a determined thief. To do that it is a good idea to encrypt your device. To encrypt your hard drive on your computer please visit this How To Geek Article. For your smart phone or tablet visit this Lifewire Article.

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Securing Your Router

When you leave your house and you close and lock the door, but if you leave a window your home is not secure. This is the same with our router. If you have an open port then your home network is vulnerable. You can check your router by using GRC’s ShieldsUP! It is a free to use and will show you what ports are open so that you can then log into your router to change the settings to block those ports.



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Old and Abandoned Accounts

Over the years of using the Internet you might have signed up for accounts on service and site that you no longer use. These sites have information on you and the username, password, email address, and more about you. They might change ownership and sell that info, or they might get hacked.

The best thing to do is to delete  your account information from those sites. JustDelete.Me is a great website to help with that.

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