Paul Duck­lin

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

from an email. 8) Don’t email your credit card de­tails Some­times you’ll try to buy that spe­cial gift , but your credit card won’t go through. In per­fectly good faith, the seller may ask you to email through your card de­tails to try again later. But that email could end up in the hands of cy­ber crooks, even if the seller han­dles it with care once they’ve re­ceived it. Re­mem­ber: if in doubt, don’t give it out! and fewer sites ac­tu­ally re­quir­ing Flash, it’s safer to do with­out it al­to­gether.

10) Change de­fault pass­words be­fore us­ing any new home video de­vices

Whether it’s a new baby mon­i­tor, home sur­veil­lance sys­tem, or any other in­ter­neten­abled cam­era, it prob­a­bly has a de­fault pass­word. If you don’t change the pass­word then you are mak­ing it easy for a cy­ber­crim­i­nal to hack in and watch what­ever you’re film­ing.

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