New devices need to be secured

Maybe you got a new piece of technology for Christmas or Hanukah—enjoy! So you can keep enjoying your new gadget in 2012 and beyond (hopefully it doesn’t become obsolete too quickly…), please take precautions to make sure you are using the device safely. Firewalls are important as well as regularly updating anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-phishing software. Set up strong passwords with upper- and lower-case letters, numerals, and symbols like #, &, and $. Make sure your smart phone, iPad, other mobile devices, and portable flash drives containing personal data have security applications and encryption in case they’re lost or stolen. And best wishes to make 2012 your best year ever!

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by HV Shred