How to protect yourself from being spied on in 2020

Regardless of what you do, where you live, and who you are, you’ll agree with me that there is nothing as important as keeping your sensitive details private. You’d not want to imagine a situation where everything you do get known to unwanted individuals. Unfortunately, staying private is somewhat hard considering the current advancements in technology. Government officials, as well as hackers, can now access some of your sensitive information without your consent and this means you are not as safe as you’d think.

The good news is that the same technology that would expose you can also hide you completely so that nobody can spy on you. I’m pretty sure this sounds good, right? If you want to know more then read this post to the end.

Here we are going to look at some of the viable things you can embrace to keep hackers and government officials at a bay.

  1. Using Encrypted Communication

If you send messages to other individuals, such messages can be hacked and the content revealed to unwanted parties. To avoid this, you are advised to use secure massaging apps which lets you send encryption-protected messages to other users of the same apps. These apps will not allow third-parties to have access to your information in whatever the cost. They collect very little details and hence your information remains safe.

  1. Keep Your Devices Up to Date

Your information could leak easily if you fail to update your devices regularly. Keeping devices updated will give you a guarantee that all the security features are functioning properly and thus nobody can compromise them. Modern devices are set in a way that they will notify you whenever an update is available. Unfortunately, we tend to ignore such notifications and this where the mess comes in.

  1. Avoid Public Wi-Fi

Nowadays, public Wi-Fi is accessible almost everywhere you go. May it be in schools, cafes, hospitals, etc. But did you know that connecting to such Wi-Fi could bring you troubles you aren’t aware of? Always avoid connecting to such Wi-Fi especially when you want to access some sensitive information such as banking details.

  1. Choose Apps Wisely

Whether you are downloading or receiving an app from a friend, you need to be keen on it. Normally, an app will ask your permission to have full access to certain features amid installation. For example, camera, contacts, photos, mic, dialer etc. If you permit the untrusted app to access such information, then you mean being spied. Don’t install an app you don’t know about.

  1. Strong, Unique Passwords

It would be easier for hackers and government officials to spy on you if you use easy-to-guess passwords. They use software that enables them to crack down simple passwords and this is why you are advised to embrace strong and unique passwords. By the term strong, we mean something that is not easier for others to guess and unique in this case means something you haven’t used elsewhere as your password. Also don’t allow autosave for passwords.

Having read the above post, you are aware of some few steps you can take to protect yourself from spies. You have the right to privacy and you should embrace the above guide to keep your data as secure as possible.

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