I’m a big fan of password managers. In my opinion, it’s probably the easiest and most effective thing you can do to secure your devices and digital stuff. I’m also a big fan of 1Password for a number of reasons. It’s technically awesome, easy to use and like me, it’s Canadian!
Apps are awesome. I don’t need to tell you that. Just look at your phone or tablet or both. They probably have a boatload of Apps on them already.
I bet you have already installed many of the usual suspects such as Angry Birds, Instagram, Facebook, some sort of Twitter client, WhatsApp and maybe even a few work related ones like Evernote and DropBox. And of course if you’re good Canadian, you’re likely to have The Weather Network App installed! We take our weather seriously up here.
Think about the kind of things you share on Facebook. Most things people post are not necessarily super private moments, but what seems like no big deal information at the time could really be opening you up to substantial risk online.
Here’s a few examples.
I’ve seen a lot of Twitter friends lately who have either been hacked or have started selling Viagra as a side gig. As a public service, here’s how I play it safe on Twitter and do my best to keep those nasty folks out of my account.