With the multiple threats of having one’s computer, cell phone and electronics hacked, many people today are becoming paranoid about using their electronic devices for fear of having their identity stolen. Here are some tips for those that are growing paranoid and anxious about using their devices.
So it looks as if the CIA could potentially break into most smart phone or computer networks, at least according to the stolen documents released by WikiLeaks on Tuesday.
Whether you have anything to hide or not, it’s a good reminder that in a digital age, keeping your life private requires some work.
Here’s a list of nine things everyone should be doing already to keep their information relatively confidential, plus four more for the truly paranoid.
The most common way the CIA’s cyber tools, and hackers for that matter, get into your devices are via phishing emails or texts. These are created to look like they’re from a friend or trusted sender (say your bank or a software company) and contain a link they try to trick you into clicking on.
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