Are you doing enough to protect yourself?
Safer Internet Day 2020 was on 11 February, and we’re using this opportunity to take a brief pause in your frenetic day to consider something you might not think about too often – your online security.
By 2020, it’s estimated that there will be up to 200 billion connected devices in the world – and yes, that’s including your own personal orbit within the Internet of Things: your smart phone, your smart watch, your smart TV, your smart speakers, your connected car… the list goes on.
Imagine all these devices as access points into your personal data, and you might feel a little less complacent. According to a recent study carried out by the University of Maryland, a hacker attack is carried out every 39 seconds – affecting one in every three people in the US every year – and the non-secure usernames and passwords we use give attackers that much more chance of success.
Short of building a Faraday cage, here are some easy changes you can initiate in your digital life to up the level of security for yourself:
By Pearlyn Quan, January 2020 / Updated February 2020
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