Tips for internet safety how to protect yourself online

Tip #1: don't fill out your social media profile completely

Many people fill out their profiles on social media completely. This can lead to someone finding you or finding out a lot about you like your social security number, age, address, and family members. So for your safety, don't fill it out completely

Tip#2: Lock down your hardware

Set up a password for all of your devices. Laptop, desktop, phone, tablet, anything that holds personal data should be locked with a password. Also, install an app that allows you to track your devices if lost and remotely wipe any data on it.

Tip#3: Don't give out your zip code when making purchases with a credit card

Often, stores online will ask for a zip code, don't give it out. your zip code can lead to your address, name, and much more personal information.

Tip#4: Turn on private browsing

If you want your history to delete itself after you're done with your browsing, turn on private browsing. Not only does it delete browsing history, it deletes cookies and temporary internet files. If you want complete privacy, install a VPN. This will hide your IP address and make your browsing almost completely private.

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