Ohhhh Monday…we meet again.
I’m thrilled, really. I am.
What do you say we try to take over the world, shall we. This week is something that I absolutely needed a push on. Internet security. I was the girl in college that let her firewall run out and just used her computer until it shut off one day never to return again. I never “backed up” until I met Mr. Handsome. Really until I met Tim I was the perfect target for web creeps.
Now that I have seen these, I am stepping up my game. You know your spam folder is overflowing. All of those emails for “instant weight loss” and “income at home” and well…other unmentionables. Some of those emails are considered phishing emails, not to be confused with catfishing. Wink wink. Phishing is when someone sends you an email pretending to be an established enterprise in an effort to steal your personal information.
As if we don’t have enough to worry about. I mean I have a hard enough time organizing my free shipping coupons and tracking one-day only sales.
Here are a few quick and easy steps to help keep you safe.
I feel like a lot of that is common sense. But ask me how much I actually follow.
Actually, don’t ask. Oh the shame.
My goals today are to change passwords, cancel auto-logins, and start a habit of closing the browser. Why does safety make life harder?
Do you have your internet habits on lock down?
Got any tips I didn’t mention?
Is your password crazy long and numerical?
I need to get better about security for sure. I am the worst at it and I used to be a mortgage broker and pulls countless credit reports that were victims of identity theft. You would think I’d be better about it. Thanks for giving us the nudge to get on it. (well, at least me that is)
Me too! I am the worst, and even though it makes life a little less easy….it’s worth the extra steps to not have to go through all the hassle that goes with your identity being stolen!!!