Security is very important, no matter what device you are working on. As more people are moving toward tablets and phones for their every day computing needs, these devices will become the targets of scams, viruses and attacks. You can take simple steps to protect yourself, and often these don’t cost you a dime.
1. Be sure to choose secure passwords.
Your passwords should not be names or other logical values. Incorporate upper and lower case letters as well as numbers and or special characters like dollar signs.
2. Use different passwords for different accounts.
If all your passwords are the same and that password is compromised, the attacker has access to all your accounts.
3. Use anti-virus and anti-spyware software
There are some reputable free and low-cost applications out there that can help to keep you protected.
4. Be smart and cautious
Hackers and scammers are tricky. They will use clever email messages etc to deceive you into giving away your personal information. Do not give your information to anyone you don’t know and don’t ignore any red flags you have about emails or messages.