I had the pleasure of meeting up with some great friends that I haven't seen in person for years now but it was like we haven't skipped a beat. Don't you love that? I have to say it is all because of social media and how connected we are without actually talking every day or seeing each other. A huge benefit of being in the age of technology. That's why learning how to protect yourself online is so important now.
Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? I honestly had no idea myself until I saw the article from ESET about protecting yourself online. ESET can help you along the way, which is great for people like me who don't know where to start. The areas I want to outline are:
- Social Media – Protection and privacy tips. Discussions of social media viruses
- Theft/loss of your device – How to protect your data if you lose your laptop or smartphone
I don't know about you but I think Facebook’s privacy settings are quite hard to find and configure so when I saw ESET provided a guide to follow for settings of Facebook privacy I was all over it! And don't forget about the FREE social media scanner they provide that can scan your Facebook and Twitter to protect you and your friends’ timeline, messages, and newsfeed from malicious objects. This is one application I use on a regular basis that gives me peace of mind knowing that I'm protecting my social media presence.
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Being online is the new norm sometimes we forget that everything we put out there is open to the public so making sure we create the image of who are really are is very important. A few of the key points I thought were important to remember about social media and privacy are:
- Don’t give too much away!
- Keep your private stuff private
- Who can access your personal data?
- A Facebook friend is not forever
- Theft/loss of your device
Luckily ESET has you covered not only for your computer but your smartphone as well! I know how lucky is that :). There is a paid and free option so be sure to check out their mobile security packages! There are so many features they can provide just what you're looking for whether it is a GPS locator, remote lock, quarantine for threats, block last caller, or even a remote wipe! Because you never know sometimes if you're juggling the kids and trying to keep track of your stuff sometimes things get misplaced.
ESET Smart Securit offers so many ways to make it easier to protect you any of the devices we use easily and without hassle. I know it has made a world of difference in our home, work, and business! We will continue to do so every time we turn our devices on and off. Oh and don't forget about the great discount they're offering!