After the recent controversy surrounding Facebooks data breach, what can you do to make sure are protecting your data.
1234 is not an adequate password! • Some of the most popular passwords out there are ‘password’ or ‘monkey’ however these are not secure passwords! Always make sure that your password is at least 6 characters and includes numbers and capital letters!
Look at all of the information Google has on you • If you have been in the midst of the Facebook data breach then you have probably already downloaded your Facebook data but did you know that Google also has information about you? You can to Googles ‘Takeout’ tool and download your data from apps like Gmail, Maps, Search and Drive. You will be able to see everything from the YouTube videos you’ve watched, search history and location history. If you think that there is too much information about you then you might think about deleting it. Also, if you don’t need Google tracking your location all the time, you can change this in the ‘timeline’ option.
Don’t put your children on the internet • If you upload pictures of your children on the internet, Google can find it. If Google can find you, then the pictures are there forever. If you do put high resolution pictures on the internet, then someone can potentially steal their identity in the future. Alternatively, upload pictures to a private drive.
Protect your privacy • You may think you have nothing to hide however this doesn’t mean you need to tell the internet every intimate detail about yourself. By sharing all the details about our private lives, it is changing the way you consume products. Are we really buying this product because we want to? Are our ads a result of what we are posting on social media? Protect your data and be aware of your online behaviour!
Start again • If you get a new phone annually then it could worth starting again each year. This way you will see what apps you use instead of letting the apps you don’t use, use up data or batter in the background. If you wipe your Facebook regularly too then you can also see who you really want to be friends with instead of strangers, who could potentially steal your identity.
If you are worried about data or security protection the contact AppleWood IT for further advice to protect your business from breaches or data losses. Contact me today: 020 3141 8833 firstname.lastname@example.org