Spring Cleaning

Back up your data 
We’ve all had that moment when our phone gets smashed or soaked and all your important information on that device is lost. Back up your data so you don’t put yourself at risk. And it’s not just about your phone; think about your home laptop and work computer, too. Do you save all your important documents on your desktop? If something happens to your computer, those docs are gone. Get an external hard drive or 3rd–party cloud back up service where you can store one or more copies of everything. Be sure to create copies of important physical documents, too, like passports and insurance cards.
Clean up your password vault
Once you start storing passwords and website details in a password manager, it’s incredible how many accounts you accumulate. , The average user is managing 191 passwords. It’s important to go back and close out old accounts if you’re not using them anymore. It’s easy to forget the one-off purchases, forum registrations, and the latest hot apps that all require an account. Make a habit of reviewing and closing the accounts that you no longer use or need. Why let a company have your information if you aren’t doing business with them?
Update your software 
Stop hitting that snooze button when your computer prompts you to update your software. Many times software is updated to protect against security flaws. So, if you don’t update, your device may be vulnerable. Update your browsers, extensions, computer OS, mobile apps – do a full check to make sure you’re up-to-date and protected.
Flush your browser 
You probably will accumulate a lot of cookies and other tracking in your browser as time goes on. It’s a good idea to periodically clear your browser cache for “all time,” giving yourself a fresh start.

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