Tech Safety Tips for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Domestic violence and cybersecurity are two issues that are more connected than you might think. Stay safe by following these valuable tech safety tips.
1. Adjust Your Social Media Settings
By switching your accounts to private mode, you can help prevent others from viewing your personal information and profile without your permission. Social media platforms also allow you to block people that you don’t want to interact with. Don’t post in real-time or with the Location Data turned ON. Also, log out of all of your accounts and apps after each use, especially if you’re using someone else’s device or a public computer. Having a strong password—and a different one for each account--is also a must.
2. Protect Your Smart Devices While On-The-Go
3. Secure Your Home Network
4. Enable Two-Factor Authentication
When logging into accounts, phones or devices, if possible, make sure to use an additional form of authentication. By adding an extra layer of protection to your account or device, you block access to your personal information. Two-factor authentication prevents others from logging in, even if they have your password. It requires you to verify your identity with a security code sent by text or voice call to your mobile phone.
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