10 Ways to Stay Safe and Savvy

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Life is unpredictable. Nearly 1 out of 3 people have had the miserable experience of losing a mobile phone. Close to 40% of all computer users have lost some sort of irreplaceable content on their PCs.

But who wants to think about worst case scenario all the time? That’s why Safe and Savvy focuses on what you need to know to avoid the downsides of living in an online world.

Here’s a quick look back at some favorite posts from the last few months. Take a look and let us know what you want to see more of on this blog.

Avoiding online threats
How to create and remember strong passwords

Be sure to check out Annika’s simple system for making sure your accounts are protected.

Confounding that spying webcam: Low-tech tips for peace of mind
You’ll never have to worry about your computer’s cam spying on you if you follow Alia’s low-tech tips.

No, we don’t have guests, these shoes are mine
If shopping for your shoes is your passion, Sandra understands. Here are her tips for safer (shoe) shopping.

How I got tricked into downloading a virus
Hetta was the victim of social engineering, and she wants to make sure it never happens to you.

Vampires on the threshold
Are computer viruses like vampires? Or are they even worse! Melody-Jane explains.

Safer social networking
Until social media do us part

Gia explains how the intimacy of social networks can complicate our relationships.

Look busy! 5 rules for social networking at work
Social media can be a powerful tool for business. Here’s what you need to know if you log in at work.

The Golden Rule of Social Media Security
Here’s one rule that you need to remember whether you’re Facebook, Twittering or LinkingIn:  links are not your friend.

Cyberlaws and punishment
Don’t do it – not even in a virtual world

What happens when the online gaming character you’ve been building for years gets stolen? Marja found out.

How much privacy should you expect at work?
You can’t expect much privacy at work in the United States, but the European Union is another story…
Cheers,

Jason

Image credit: Jim  Kuhn

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