Staying Safe Online

Many people victim of identity theft and people who are hacked often questions why they were targeted. They fail to realize that they were relatively easy targets, thinking that they are safe without following simple procedures to protecting one’s self online. If you are just casually browsing and do not have the habit of going to websites that are a little questionable, you should be relatively safe, but as a precaution there are steps you should follow to keep people from stealing your information and using them for things God only knows, which may get you in trouble or leave you and your family vulnerable.

  1. Never share too much information online. If you can, keep your personal info to the most minimum when it comes to social media.
  2. If you do share things in social media, remember to set your privacy setting where only people you know and are friends with can view them.
  3. Only befriend people you know, confirm that the owner of the profile is who they say they are.
  4. Routinely clear your cache and cookies, this will also help your browser speed up.
  5. Never click links that seems off or open an email that looks weird. If you receive a strange email from a friend, contact them regarding it first before opening, these are often the MO of phishing.
  6. Never use social media to store ID’s, Documents, and papers. If you really have to, use known online storage services, though I personally don’t use them myself.

These are just the basics of keeping safe, if you would like to know more, please read through our posts and website.