Are You As Safe Online As You Think You Are? 3 Privacy Tips for the 21st Century

Article Posted by Expert Author: Emma Prior  on 04/08/2013

You protect your home with home security systems Chicago, but what are you doing to protect your identity online? These 3 simple 21st century privacy tips will help you keep your confidential information private.

  1. Read the privacy policy of companies you give information to. This may seem tedious at first, but after you carefully review a few different privacy policies, you'll know what to look for.

  2. Don't choose passwords that would be easy to guess, like those that include your birth date, and don't use the same password for all of your online accounts. If someone cracks a password on one account, you don't want it to give them access to every online account you have.

  3. Set up an email address specifically for online orders. You can use a free service like Yahoo or Gmail, and even have the emails forwarded to your regular account. This prevents companies from using your email address to gather information about you.

 

These simple tips can mean the difference between online privacy and your privacy being compromised.

 

Protecting your online privacy is one component of a comprehensive plan that includes home security systems as a key tool in keeping your home and family protected.  Don't leave anything to chance, but make measured decisions to keep on track.


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