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Simple steps you can take to protect personal data online

The effort people take to protect their personal data and privacy appears to be more paramount than ever before.

But millions of people continue to remain vulnerable and open to having their personal data accessed as a result of failing to make some simple steps to protect themselves.

According to a Ponemon Institute and IBM Security global survey the average probability an organisation will experience a data breach has increased to 27.7 per cent compared to the previous years 25.6 per cent.

So, here’s some ways in which you can protect your personal data online.

Protect your passwords

If the complexity of your password is low it’ll be easier for hackers to gain access to your information. Lock your device with a strong password and fingerprint or face ID. Aim to keep your passwords unique across all your accounts.

Switch off your lock screen notifications

Lock screen notifications can be an easy way to reveal information about yourself to other people. By adjusting your settings to limiting the information that pops up on your lock screen, you will limit what the world can see and learn about you.

Hide your photos

Use a photo vault app where you have the ability to store images that are for your eyes only. By locking images behind a password, you can keep them personal to you. Also, there are applications where you can set up special albums to share with others.

Keep your browsing secret

If there’s ever a concern about people gaining access to your personal data while using the internet, then keeping your browsing secret is an effective way to maximise security.

Using private mode or incognito on the likes of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Safari ensures the browsing you do and the information you input is not saved for others to find it long after you have finished. It also deletes all browsing history and cookies.

Taking simple steps to protect your privacy and security shouldn’t be a headache. But it’s important to understand you can take these simple steps to control your privacy according to your own comfort level.

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