By Erica Benton
With the holidays coming to a close, the excitement of the new year takes hold – complete with the promise to make this year better than the last. Here are our resolutions, complete with links to some of our favorite Fearless Web blogs to help you make these resolutions your own, and 2013 your most secure year yet.
Be more conscious of threats.
This coming year promises to be a banner year for hackers and cybercriminals. With more people taking their data online and engaging in social networks, you’ve got to stay on your toes to avoid the latest cyber threats. Start by learning the symptoms of a malware-infected computer and follow our tips for strong passwords to keep your data safe and secure.
Take better care of my mobile devices.
This holiday season was the largest in history for gifting of mobile devices, but only 20% of Android devices have security software installed. Even if your device does have security software on board, your activity on social networks may put you at risk. Be smart about your mobile check-ins, and consider this advice for securing your social sharing.
Clean up my digital clutter.
With the web becoming the go-to place for shopping, sharing, and services, you may be leaving more than just a footprint in your browser history on various sites. Don’t be a digital hoarder, and be aware of your privacy settings and what you are sharing on your social networks to keep from creating a digital trail for criminals to follow.
Be more pro-security.
Get proactive in protecting your devices and your data: learn how to protect your computer, know what information is publicly available about you and your family, and understand what security is available for your new devices.
Want to learn how these resolutions can lead to a secure new year? Check out our Guide to 2013 New Year’s Resolutions.
What are your resolutions for the coming year?
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