Easy Tech Setups To Secure Your Home And Data
Technology is a huge part of our lives in a way that is unavoidable. Most of the changes that technology brings are benefits that can make our lives easier, connecting us to people all over the world and allowing us to work in much more diverse ways. However, with the benefits, we also have to suffer the consequences that technology brings.
For instance, today hacking is prevalent with large Fortune 500 companies and banks being hacked and millions of customers’ data being exposed and exploited. Because of this, we have to make sure that we secure our data from technology hackers. Doing so doesn’t have to be difficult. There are simple ways to protect yourself from cyber criminals and in-person criminals as well.
Here are some easy tech setups to secure your home and data.
Install Video Cameras In And Outside Your Home
Hackers don’t necessarily have to use code or technology to hack you. They can use social strategies to such as pretending to be a delivery person or salesman. Protect yourself from these phishing attacks by simply installing video cameras in your home and outside your home. Set up cameras to view your front door to make sure you know who’s at your home at all times, even when you’re not at home.
Install Security Software On All Your Digital Devices
You want to make sure that all of your digital devices are protected from viruses and malware. Don’t forget that devices such as your tablet, laptop and phone are all susceptible to viruses and malware since they are essentially mini-computers. Get the appropriate software installed on your home digital devices and password protect your Wi-Fi network so that other people cannot easily access all the devices that you use to connect to the internet.
Password Secure All Of Your Devices
Speaking of password protecting your Wi-Fi network, it’s still possible for intruders to hack your Wi-Fi network so make sure you protect yourself on all fronts by using a secure password for each device. A good way to make a password secure is to use a variety of symbols, numbers, lowercase and uppercase letters. Since it can be difficult to remember your own passwords, consider using a secure app like LastPass to safely store and automate all of your passwords.
Manage The Data Your Devices Collect
Did you know many of your apps are constantly collecting data on you? Nearly every free-to-use application or website collects and sells your private information to third parties. Surprised? The truth is you gave them permission when you signed up to use their site and didn’t read through the terms and conditions you clicked to accept. Make sure to protect yourself by managing the data that your devices collect. You can choose on your phone’s settings which app can have access to things like your location and personal information.
The tech setups above will help protect you, your family and your home inside and out from the financial aspect of your home to the physical aspect of your home. Make sure that your information and physical presence is protected with these easy tech setups.