Are geotags taken off the pictures you take on your phone? Are your location settings turned off when not in use? These are questions you should be asking yourself and your family. The fifth-generation mobile network, launched at the end of 2018, made internet browsing faster by each device touch. Most of us are in a rush to get the information we are searching for within seconds, and we’re also impatient enough to skip-through important user agreements that will state the privacy terms. Don’t make the same mistake over and over again by agreeing to harmful [lack of] privacy terms — read all terms and conditions.
By using a smart phone, you’re engaging in activity that could lead to cyber-attacks if you don’t secure your settings. When downloading applications from your respective device’s provider, you will be asked to authorize permissions for functionality. For example, if you are using an app that requires GPS, you will likely need to turn-on your location. Make sure that you read all prompts before you agree and if you accidently agree to something, disable the permission by going to the app’s settings or disable to app entirely.
By taking the time to understand the internet of things and how devices share information, you are stepping in the right direction towards protection. To avoid cyberattacks, keep all software up-to-date and remember to change your passwords regularly. There is always more to learn regarding cyber security and our team is always happy to help ensure that your internet connection is robust, and your home is secure.