5 top tips that will help you beat identity theft

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Encrypt everything

Your passwords, WiFI, files… Encrypt them all on all devices. And there’s a wide variety of tools you can use to help, including password managers, VPN, and cleanup tools.

Never trust browsers with your passwords

They don’t encrypt your passwords, or help you secure your accounts. Use a Password Manager for that – and best to select one that will point out security breaches and vulnerable accounts.

Use a VPN – but not one that sells your data

26 VPNs – including big name ones like PureVPN, HideMyAss or Hotspotshield collect your data. Pick one which encrypts your traffic, conceals your identity – and doesn’t keep logs.

Stop Big Tech from recording your searches and voice commands

Use a browser that’s not tied to a large tracking ecosystem. We recommend Opera. To prevent search engine tracking, try Duck Duck Go or Avira SafeSearch Plus. You can also use browser tracking blockers, ad blockers, and other privacy tools that prevent Big Tech from collecting your data.

Trust an independent security company

Many known security companies have close ties to government. Many more will quietly track your data and sell them to 3rd parties. But not all. We recommend using an independent company with no formal (or informal) ties to government or Big Tech.

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