Be Safe Online

We usually focus on safety in the home but it’s also important to make sure you’re safe online.

There are many who prey on seniors and people with disabilities and take advantage of their situation. This is true in the real world but it’s also true online.

Make sure your information is safe and secure. Use good passwords, safe passwords, not just something simple and easy for YOU to remember.

If it’s easy for you, it’s probably easy for somebody else to guess. Don’t use your dog’s name or your birthday. Use a combination of upper and lower-case letters and numbers. Make sure you keep a record of all your passwords in a safe place.

Facebook has a new feature called “Instant Personalization” and it shares your data with non-Facebook websites. It automatically shares this information and it’s up to you to turn it off.

To update your Facebook settings Go to:

Account > Privacy Settings > Apps & Websites > Instant Personalization > edit settings and uncheck “Enable.”

If your friends don’t do this, they will be sharing info about you as well on sites like Rotten Tomatoes, Pandora, and others, so make sure you let them know about updating their settings too.

It’s always better to spend a little extra time making sure you’re safe online, even if it is a bit of a hassle.

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