Digital Spring Cleaning

April 11, 2017

Here are a few simple tips to spring clean your online & mobile devices:

Software – Make sure that the software on all your devices is updated regularly to avoid potential viruses and malware from infecting your smartphone, tablet or PC.

Passwords – It’s always smart to create strong passwords that contain a combination of letters, numbers & symbols. You can further protect your account by enabling a 2-step verification, which adds an extra layer of security by signing in with both your password and a code that is sent to your phone.

Apps – To free up space on your mobile device, delete apps that you don’t use and update apps that you do.

E-mail – Save important emails, delete any unnecessary or junk emails and unsubscribe from emails you no longer want or need to make your inbox more manageable.

Computer Files – After you delete your files, be sure to empty your trash bin to free up space on your computer.

Old Electronic Devices – When throwing out old devices, make sure to permanently delete old files. It is strongly recommended that you use a program that wipes data from your device to protect your information.

Stop by our Earth Day event on April 22nd to safely shred your paper documents and recycle old electronic devices.

 


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