Don’t pass on passwords – Recycling passwords is a common – and highly insecure habit. So is storing them in plain text on your device. Make your life easier – and much more secure – with a password manager to hold your private details and financial data.
Go official (carefully) – Off-market apps are a significant source of malware for both Android and Windows devices. And even with official apps from the official stores, read the reviews and look at what the new app has permission to do before completing that installation.
Mind the network – Free WiFi can be great – but not for anything that needs to be private or includes your financial details. If you have to use it for shopping, get a real VPN to make it more secure.
Be the decider – It’s up to you to decide between what’s an acceptable ad-supported app or irritating adware. Read the Terms & Conditions before installing every app – and notice any funky business. Just to double check, do a quick web search for any news or vulnerability announcements.
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