The holidays are one of the most popular times of the year for big purchases like smart phones, TVs, gaming systems or home assistants. If there’s a smart device on your shopping list this year, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Security features Depending on what you’re buying, your device could be transmitting or storing personal data. If this data gets into the wrong hands, it could lead to digital identity theft. No matter what the device, you should be looking at what security features they offer. Certain models may be more expensive, but they could have crucial security features you should be using. Make sure your device gives you the ability to create your own strong and unique password.
Find more tips on how to secure your new devices at getcybersafe.gc.ca.-NC