These days, there are apps for everything. We use apps to post photos, exercise, pay bills, and more. With new apps available every day, bad guys are looking to take advantage with their own bad apps. A simple way to best the bad guys is to enable ‘auto updates’ for your apps and download a security protection app.
You can also add an extra layer of security to many online accounts by creating a “passcode” on accounts that offer it, and changing any default passcodes to stronger ones. AT&T customers can learn about adding a passcode to their account for extra security here.
Also be sure to use “unlock” codes to allow access to your devices when they’ve gone to sleep. Bypassing this step removes an important first layer of security.
As with passwords, create unique codes and passcodes for different accounts and devices. And don’t keep them in a filed called “passwords” or on sticky notes around your desk. These added measures increase protection and help you keep control of what’s yours.
The Bottom Line
While adding layers of security and strengthening security measures may seem “easier said than done,” these small things can make a difference and help you avoid potential problems. Ask yourself, isn’t it better to spend a few seconds now to save yourself from major headaches down the road?