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Be cautious of using Wi-FiBe careful about using “free” Wi-Fi in public places – it can be an easy way for hackers to access personal information. Stop and think about how secure the Wi-Fi might be before accessing it. Don’t share personal or financial information over an unsecure network unless you are confident.
Turn off geo-taggingPhotos taken from most smartphones include a geotag - the exact location of where the picture has been taken. Think of it this way – if you take a picture of your child’s first day at school and share this picture or post it to your favorite social networking site anyone can find the exact location of where this picture is taken. To turn of geotagging – go to ‘camera settings’ on you smartphone and turn geo-tagging off.
Set strong passwordsA password can prevent someone from gaining access to your device and doing things like circulating your pictures or sending messages in your name. A good password or other form of authentication can also stop someone from hacking into your social networking accounts or changing passwords on your applications. Set the security settings on your device so that it automatically locks after a specific period of inactivity. Remember to use a difficult password; easy-to-guess passwords are less secure.