Dec 13, 2022

7 Steps to Protecting Your Digital Privacy

7 Steps to Protecting Your Digital Privacy

We text. We tweet. We pay bills. We work. We game. We track our health. We check social media. We plan vacations. Is there anything we don’t do on our smartphones? Our devices help us run our lives. That’s why protecting all the personal information you have stored on your cell has never been more important. Here are 7 ways to protect your digital privacy.

1.Set up a passcode

Without a passcode, anyone can access your information. It’s as if you’re just handing it to some hacker on a silver platter. So please, set up a passcode and please do not use: your phone number, your social security number, your birthday, your address, and never, ever use 1234. Mix numbers, letters, and special characters when you set up your passcode, and please, under no circumstances should you share it with anyone.

2. Don’t download just any old app

Sure, it looks appealing, and you did just read something about it but, what do you really know about the provider? Will your information be secure? Private?  Err on the side of caution and download apps from big names like Amazon, iTunes, etc. And when it comes to financial apps, be triply careful. If the app keeps requesting your account information, ditch it.

3. That funky-looking link? Don’t click on it

Did you know that people are three times more likely to click on suspicious links on their cell phones than on a laptop or PC? It’s true and it might be because the screen is so much smaller. But whatever the reason, if the link looks questionable or immediately asks for your personal information, do not click on it.

4. When you receive notice of a software update, make sure you install it

There’s really no excuse not to install a new software update. Set it up to download while you’re sleeping, and it won’t interrupt your day. It also could save you from a security breach as those updates often patch privacy holes discovered since the previous update was released. It’s crucial to have the latest solutions and protection on your phone and the updates make it easy to get them.

5. Stay away from open Wi-Fi networks

Sure, they’re convenient, but open Wi-Fi networks are equally as convenient for those eager to swipe your credit card information and passwords without you being aware of it.

6. Make note of your IMEI

Your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number is a fifteen-digit number located in “settings” or on your phone’s battery. It’s an excellent idea to write it down and keep it someplace safe. If your phone is lost or stolen, it can help speed up the process of getting your phone back to you.

7. Safeguard your Sim card

If you should decide to sell your phone, remove both the SIM card prior to handing it over to the purchaser. The Sim card contains a wealth of personal information that shouldn’t fall into anyone else’s hands. Do this also if you take your phone in for repairs. Better safe than sorry.

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Everything you need to know about the PureTalk Customer Referral Program:

1. Each customer has a unique referral link to share with friends. For each friend who signs up through your unique link, you will receive a $20 bill credit applied to your account, and your friend will receive a $20 credit applied to their account.

2. There are no limits to how many friends you can refer with PureTalk's Customer Referral Program. Refer all of your friends and get a $20 credit for every single one of them.

3. Your $20 credit will post to your account after your friend completes their second active month of service.

4. To see which of your friends you have referred to PureTalk, log in to MY ACCOUNT and click the "Referrals" tab at the top of the page. You will see all of your referrals listed in the "Referral Credits" table at the bottom of the page.

5. You can post your referral link anywhere you want. On your social media channels, your blog, in emails, etc. You can grab your unique referral link by logging in to My Account and clicking the Referrals tab.

6. There are two ways you can earn referral credits. Your friend can use your unique referral link or enter your phone number at checkout when asked if a friend referred him.

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