You would never hand out the key to your house to a perfect stranger, right? But, really, what’s the harm? They don’t know where you live. Wouldn’t it be just a useless hunk of metal?
That’s crazy thinking, isn’t it?! Why take that chance, and it is always possible someone could figure out where you live. When you use electronics, you’re opening yourself up to similar risks almost as alarming. There are things you’re doing that might as well be handing a key to your personal data to a hacker.
Your use of wi-fi is most likely leaving you vulnerable to hackers. There are signs that you’re not protected, and hackers are on the watch.
This might seem old news, but it’s still a prevalent issue for most users. Passwords are a necessary nuisance, so most of us take for granted that we use them everywhere and get careless about setting good ones. We don’t see that one bad password can crack open our privacy by hackers.
It’s time to break the habits that leave you vulnerable to hackers. You can protect yourself with some simple changes that protect your data and remove yourself from the hackers’ radar.
As a matter of fact, passwords are the first line of defense and best form of protection against hackers, and they deserve much more time and effort. Next month, the issue will take a closer look at using password vault apps to continue the discussion and focus more on password protection. So, stay tuned, there’s more to come!
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