We all have a Digital Footprint regardless of how much you spend on-line. Even if you have never been on-line, don’t have email or use social media, you still have a Digital Footprint. Yes, the more you are on-line the greater your exposure to some sort of identity theft.
Here is something to think about. Is it safer to go to a store and use your credit/debit card in person, or is it safer to shop on-line with your credit/debit card? The answer and explanation will be at the end of this article.
So how do we protect ourselves while on-line?
Have a different password for each on-line account you haveUse a non-dictionary password, using caps, numbers, symbols at least 12 charactersUse a password manager to keep track of all your passwordsBe careful of what you put on social mediaKeep all your devices OS up to date (do the updates)Use Internet Security software for you PC’sUse security software for your phones and tablets
When you are banking or investing on-line it would be wise to use what is called “Two factor Authorization”. Read More