It’s time to make a change

In a world of digital era, where social media exists, cloud storage is made available and online photo printing is more accessible; it becomes equally important and difficult to keep one’s Privacy. Websites try as hard as they can to provide layer after layer of security to protect people’s privacy when signing up to their sites. There are password requirements that seemed more complicated than calculus, security questions that are sometimes too hard to remember yourself and double log in process that can be really annoying.

On the other hand, users tend to act carelessly leaving all security measures irrelevant. Most people use the same password for their entire log ins so that they don’t forget or even worse, write passwords on a piece of paper. When asked to reset passwords after 75 days to ensure that passwords are not compromise, users opt to waive. Some users don’t log out properly even when using unsecured connections. When using social media, they post everything and anything such as complete addresses, private photos and check in every hour of the day.

Privacy is a joint effort like any other thing in the world. It is a given entitlement but one should care enough to protect it and be vigilant about it in terms of what they do and how they do things. How about:

• Think of a password that is not too personal but can still be associated to things that are easy for you to remember such as using a phrase.
• Follow prompts to change passwords after certain number of days
• Use keypass – an application that you can install to store password information
• Avoid using 1 password for all log ins. Use letters or numbers to help you remember.

You, what do you do to protect your privacy; in the digital world and real world?

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