- Keep Personal Information Professional and Limited
- Keep Your Privacy Settings On
- Practice Safe Browsing
- Use a Secure VPN Connection, try ProtonVPN
from the same people who brought you ProtonMail
a secure mail service provider
- Be Careful What You Download and Where You Download It From
- Choose Strong Passwords(12 characters and more) and use a password manager e.g.
(our personal favorite) or
- Enable 2 Factor Authentication and use a service like Authy by Twilio
- Make Online Purchases From Trusted Sites
- Always check that the website you are using uses HTTPS eg https://google.com
.Tip: check for a padlock at the end of the search bar/URL
- Be Careful What You Post as it can be used against you
- Be Careful Who You Meet Online as there are some with malicious intent
- Keep Your Operating System and Software Up To Date, you can use a website like Ninite
- Learn how to spot scams and frauds
- Always check the link of anything you have been sent be it through email or by a friend. If the domain name is suspicious don’t click it e.g. http://safaricomfreeairtime.net
- Don’t share your password and other sensitive information even if it’s Google asking for it.
- Make sure your computer has a firewall and that it’s on.
- Make sure you have a reputable antivirus. Window’s Antivirus has become really good. Try adding Malwarebytes
- Encrypt your Hard Drive, Mobile Phone and any other data storage. All modern OS have an encryption feature.
- Back up your data. They say no matter what you do, you can never have bullet proof security. Backing up your data will prevent misfortunes such as ransomware and others.
- Avoid oversharing!
- Avoid using free Wi-Fi because attackers can easily make those to steal your data or even tap into them. If you have to, use a VPN or tunneling.
- Bookmark this article for future reference. Press CTRL + D simultaneously.