Common Sense Internet Safety #1

Some things are not common knowledge, so what is common sense on the internet? We’re going to take several posts to go through a list that is not exhaustive, but will definitely help secure your data (and for those asking – they are not in any particular order either).

Have you ever reviewed your authorized device lists?

Did you even know there was a list of active authorized devices that can log into your account? 

How long have you had your itunes or Amazon account? I’ve had them over a decade. How many phones or devices have you had over that same time frame?! I can’t even count or remember them all…

So…google the account name and authorized devices list and let google help you find where that account setting is. [amazon authorized devices list] After finding the location, deactivate any devices that shouldn’t currently have access. 

What accounts?? Social Media websites (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, MySpace :D), Streaming websites (Apple, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Roku, etc), Email providers (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc) all have this list.

  1. Review your Authorized Device Lists
  2. Stay tuned to hear more tips or find more here! Corporate Information Technologies blog

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