Security is of course very important.
Without a secure environment in your home, computer, business, around your children – whatever – you will not feel safe and often times you won’t be safe. Being secure, in a digital world, although at times seemingly complicated does not have to be.
A few simple steps can keep you relatively secure, writes David Strom in the New York Times. One of the tips he writes is: ADD THE ‘S’ Travelers should take care to type “https” at the beginning of all their sensitive Web site addresses (like those of banks), especially when using a computer in a public place. Web browsers normally use the hypertext transfer protocol (http), but many sites (not all) also accept https connections, which provide extra security. Users of Google’s Gmail can automatically force secure connections with an options setting in the program.
The next time you’re out and about, keep your data secure by following a few simple steps. One of the most important steps is to be vigilant and cognizant of what you are doing. For example, don’t just click on a link you have received by email. Think about it and in fact don’t click, go directly to the web site, especially if it’s an email from a financial institution.
Read CNN’s 7 Security Blunders Here.
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