Via US-CERT (link opens in new tab).
I’m going to share a few more security tips from the US-CERT over the holiday season because they’re covering a lot of ground in a realy easily-to-digest fashion and because thinking about the security of a new device – and evaluting your habits with your current devices – is a critical step in keeping your personal information and finances safe.
This Security Tip, “Cybersecurity for Electronic Devices”, covers six easy things you can do to keep your data safe and secure – from keeping your actual devices out of attackers’ hands to keeping your connection safe from prying eyes. Included are links to articles that shed light on concepts like patches and password choices – things that are understood almost intuitively by IT folk, but that are difficult to understand for novices. I highly recommend giving them all a read! Once you understand the steps you can take to keep yourself secure, it’s a lot easier to find tools and develop practices that work for you.
If you have any comments on these tips or any great tools to share, I encourage you to leave them in the comments below.