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Take time for digital spring cleaning

Author: tidBiTS

Posted on May 24, 2019

Category: General Interest , Tips and Tricks , IT Security

In the span of a year we can accumulate a lot of digital “clutter”, from apps we don’t use anymore, to unorganized files we plan on sorting through later, to email trash bins overflowing with junk mail.

A bit of digital spring cleaning can go a long way in helping you not only feel more organized, but also keep your personal information and accounts secure.

This spring, give these digital cleaning tips a try:

  • Make sure all your software and apps are up to date
  • Review your social media privacy and security settings
  • Declutter your email accounts and empty your trash bins
  • Ensure your passwords are all unique and complex
  • Remove apps you don’t use anymore from your devices
  • Back up important information and files

Learn more about how to keep your accounts and information safe – take UNB's cybersecurity awareness training (Beauceron):