3 tips to protect yourself when connecting on the go
Did you know? By 2020, more than 24 billion internet-connected devices will be installed globally — that’s more than four devices for every human on earth. Although these devices like smart phones, watches and tablets can be extremely useful and convenient, there are potential cyber threats you may face.
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, here are three tips to protect yourself when connecting on the go.
- Keep software up to date. Install updates for apps and your device’s operating system as soon as they are available. Keeping the software on your mobile device up to date will prevent attackers from being able to take advantage of known vulnerabilities.
- Disable remote connectivity. Some mobile devices are equipped with wireless technologies, such as Bluetooth, that can connect to other devices. Disable these features when they are not in use.
- Be careful what you post and when. Wait to post pictures from trips and events so that people do not know where to find you. Posting where you are also reminds others that your house is empty.
Protecting yourself against hackers is important when connecting on the go. Fortunately, Greater Phoenix has a large cybersecurity presence where businesses are coming together to make the world safer.
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