Are you ready to go and head out to the beach but don’t know how to achieve supreme gadget safety? Don’t worry, we’ve got your covered. Here are 8 easy gadget safety tips against hacking and theft to help you keep your cool while you enjoy your best summer ever.
Gadget safety tips to help you win against hacking:
The software update you’ve been delaying and ignoring for sometime has a purpose after all. A part of it fixes security vulnerabilities and software bugs that could have been tapped by hackers and phishing. Make sure to keep the “automatically check for updates” ticked and check your gadget’s software updates from time to time to make sure you’re not missing out on any gadget security improvements.
Basic passwords for your gadgets can be unlocked with a simple program using brute force on your lock. Although strong passwords with combinations of capitalization, number, and symbols are hard to remember for most of us, it is easily a step to safety from getting your the accounts and data in any of your gadget from being stolen. Try having a staple strong password, and just switch capitalization and numbers up across your different accounts.
One virus is all it takes to wipe out your flash drive, hard drive, or external hard drive. To avoid this, choose using online cloud storage apps such as Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and Box. If you really feel like backing up on a drive, make sure you don’t connect or transfer files with other gadgets that are unsecured.
Never (ever) lose or break your gadget safety tips:
Have you ever wondered where you last left your phone or tablet inside the house? A locator app can help you find your gadget even beyond your four walls. Downloading a locator app and syncing it with other devices and keeping an IMEI or list of serial numbers of your gadget in your email will not prevent it from getting stolen but it will help you locate your gadgets in the event you lose them. Even more, listing your gadget details will help you report any stolen gadgets to authorities.
So you’ve invested on a sleek iPhone 6, next step is to care for it. While a bank will need its rigorous metal doors to store its money, a tough casing can prevent you from losing your gadget’s worth. There are dust-proof, shock-proof, and water-resistant cases available for almost every gadget in the market. A smudge-proof or fingerprint-proof screen protector will keep your gadget looking fresh from the box even after days with heavy activity.
You have given it enough software protection and a tough case, but there is no assurance for its resistance to extreme temperatures. When you’re outdoors, your next enemy is extreme heat or moisture. Rise up against nature by making sure you keep your gadgets it in a well-ventilated area or in a light and dry pouch. Remember, protect your gadgets against heat exposure, water damage, and even getting moist during cool nights.
Especially when you’re travelling, learning how to pack your gadgets safely is key. There are lots of anti-theft bags for cameras and laptops to choose from these days. It’s an additional purchase, but think about it as your means of safe-keeping your investments even when you’re on-the-go.
Nothing beats plain old common sense. Keeping your items close or placing your bag on the front especially on crowded areas already deters robbery since they can see you’re on guard for your items. If you feel you can’t keep an eye on your item at a certain place, using a spare gadget such as a lower-end device can give you peace of mind.
Gadgets help add the fun in any agenda. With the right camera phone, you can document and share your travelogue with friends and family easily. These gadget safety tips are meant to help you enjoy your gadgets longer.
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