2: Setup unlocking security on your phone whether it's a code, word, codeword, fingerprint, pattern, or nuclear launch code.
3: Don't save unnecessary private data on your phone. It only takes one accidental left at Starbucks to wipe out your finances and high score on Candy Crush.
4: Try not to use public wifi if you don't have to. It's a hackers playground.
6: Don't allow your computer or browser to save login, password, credit card, or bank info. I know it's easy, but that means it's easy for the bad guys to steal too.
7: Just like your phone, don't use public wifi if you don't have to.
8: When Sir James Fakebot, the account manager for your great great great second uncle that left bajillions of money in your name emails you to claim it, don't pay that fee they need first. (Think scam) :)
10: When visiting any websites that have important data you would want to be secure, double-check the address bar for the "s." It must say https in order for you to know the data you send is encrypted .
I could write for days on security of your important stuff in life but that can get boring, plus I have a daughter dying to play. This is just a touch of the basics of how to protect yourself a little more. I didn't even cover the simpler things like virus/firewall software on your computer. There, that's number 11. Take this seriously and your private data and finances will thank you. They won't grow, but they have a higher chance of not disappearing.
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