Mobile and Online Safety
Your mobile smartphone is as important to secure as your home computer and there needs to be the same amount of steps to protect it.
- Look for "https" instead of "http" when going to websites.
- Do not let your Wi-Fi automatically connect when out in public.
- Act upon the belief that any email from an unknown source could be a potential threat.
- Research any online shop to check into their background and read reviews of their business.
- Never open any link in a text, post, message, or email unless expecting one.
- Keep your GPS off when not in use. Letting an app always track where you are can let unwanted people get ahold of your location at all times.
- Use the Find my iPhone app of another smartphone equivalent that can assist you if your phone is lost or stolen.
- Always keep your systems up to date, installing the latest anti-virus protection programs when available.
- Request a refund if your online purchase is delivered damaged or not delivered altogether. If the retailer refuses, contact your credit or debit card company to stop the payment.
- Use computers that have a firewall.
- Do not make financial transactions at spots with unsecure Wi-Fi.