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9 Online Habits That Put You in Jeopardy

November 3, 2017

Going online has become as commonplace as taking a walk down to your local shop or visiting your mate’s flat. There are certain precautions that you have to adopt when you go online. However, it may not always be clear when you’re in danger. To stay safe online, here are nine common online habits that leave you vulnerable to cyber-threats:

  1. 1.     Opening an unfamiliar email
  2. 2.     Oversharing on social media
  3. 3.     Connecting to free, public wi-fi
  4. 4.     Accepting invitations to connect to strangers on social media
  5. 5.     Using the same password for multiple accounts
  6. 6.     Forgetting to install security and software updates
  7. 7.     Leaving your laptop, tablet or smartphone unattended
  8. 8.     Relying on autofill when shopping online
  9. 9.     Overlooking or forgetting about old social media and other website accounts
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