E32: Keeping Your Digital and Financial Life Secure

Dec 4, 2019

Fraud, identity theft, and general digital mischief is increasing. We'll cover a few ways to stay protected and keep your money and your identity from being compromised.

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EPISODE 32

Keeping Your Digital and Financial Life Secure

  • Use a password manager like LastPass
  • Use strong passwords (longer is better)
  • Don’t use the same password on multiple sites
  • Don’t write passwords down
  • Keep credit/debit cards concealed until purchase (people taking photos)
  • Be vigilant for skimmers
  • Use a VPN on public networks (Hotspot Shield)
  • Keep software up to date (OS, web browsers, etc.)
  • Enroll in identity theft protection (LifeLock, Zander, etc.)
  • Activate 2-step verification on all accounts (email, social media, banking, etc.)
  • Use a strong password on your computer and set a screensaver lock after 15 minutes
  • Don’t send sensitive information over email (use something like Sendinc.com)
  • Back up your data (Backblaze)
  • Be alert for phishing
  • Use a budget tracking tool like YNAB


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