#947 - Internet Safety: 7 Steps to Staying Safe Online
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It's not an oxymoron, really. Even in light of ongoing headlines.
But it still is our responsibility to keep ourselves safe. That's why I consider this my single most important article. It's a jumping off point to various topics, but it all comes back to the things you should be doing to keep yourself safe online.
I'm in the process of revising my Internet Safety book, and this is the first step.
If you haven't already, check out: Internet Safety: 7 Steps to Staying Safe Online
Also this week:
- The job title you didn't know you had.
- The importance of recovery emails.
- Protecting your account from hacks.
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Internet Safety: 7 Steps to Staying Safe Online
It's within your power to take the steps necessary to stay safe and secure.
Online security is critical. Here are the key steps you can take to keep yourself safe on the internet.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Who Is My Home Network Administrator?
|Some Windows messages indicate that something was set by your network administrator. That's probably you, even if you didn't do it.|
Do I Really Need a Recovery Email?
|Alternate email addresses are an important security setting that can allow you to regain access to your account if it's hacked or you forget your password.|
12 Steps to Keep from Getting Your Account Hacked
|Here are the steps you need to take to prevent losing your account forever to a hacker.|
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Generate a Microsoft Account Recovery Code NowA recovery code can get you back in to your Microsoft account when other techniques, like alternate email addresses and phones, cannot. Set one up before you need it by signing into your account and visiting Advanced security settings. Save the security code in a secure location such that it?s available whenever and wherever you might need it to sign in to your account later.
12 Steps to Keep from Getting Your Account HackedHere are the steps you need to take to prevent losing your account forever to a hacker.
Why You Can't Get Your Account BackWay too often, I hear from people who have lost their accounts permanently. Here's how to avoid being one of them.
Do I Really Need a Recovery Email?Alternate email addresses are an important security setting that can allow you to regain access to your account if it's hacked or you forget your password.
Internet Safety: 7 Steps to Staying Safe OnlineOnline security is critical. Here are the key steps you can take to keep yourself safe on the internet.
Use the Cloud Safely! Yes, you can!'The cloud' is the latest buzzword for internet-based services. It's important to understand a few things about cloud security.
Sites in History You Never Went To?Sites can appear in your browsing history due to malware, blocked pop-ups and pop-unders, webpages built from other webpages, and browser pre-fetch features. With the exception of malware, most are benign.
Who Is My Home Network Administrator? (Spoiler: It's You. Here's Why.)Some Windows messages indicate that something was set by your network administrator. That's probably you, even if you didn't do it.
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