Or else…

There are too many scary stories out there.

When every online privacy and security tool is shouting at you over the internet to let them protect you or else (you’ll be the next hacking victim), it seems easier to resign to that fate than to go through the grueling task of evaluating, choosing, and ultimately configuring all those tools on all your (and your family’s) devices.
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 We’re here to make that task a breeze. So here’s what the biggest threats are and what can help you out:

1. Poor password hygiene: using the same password for multiple accounts, not using passwords that are strong enough, using passwords that are easy to guess(dog’s name, your birthday, mom’s maiden name etc)

How to fix it?

– get a password manager

– stop using the same password for more than 1 account

– use passphrases instead of passwords (eg iL1k3pizZ@! instead of the name of your favourite band)

– whenever possible, opt for two-factor verification and/or two-step authentication (getting a code via text that you need to type in or using a token to access your bank accounts, for example)

2. Not knowing or not paying attention to the signs: accessing websites that are not HTTPS, clicking any links that come your way, not checking email sendersoversharing on social media

How to fix it?

– always check that websites where you’re required to login, submit documents, or provide personal information have a URL that starts with https (and not just http)

– be wary of any links or attachments that get sent to you, especially if you don’t know the sender: spend a few extra seconds checking the spelling and looking up the sender on Google to make sure you’re not downloading malware onto your device

– carefully curate what you share on social media and with whom: don’t add your phone number to your accounts, don’t publicly share your location and don’t share too many personal details such as important dates, pets and childrens‘ names, email address etc

3. Public wifi, IoT, ads, phishing attempts: using public wifi exposes you to easy hacking and snooping; IoT devices are notorious for their lack of security and once hacked into, they open the door to all the other devices connected to the same network, which is more or less all your other devices; ads are very often a source of malware that can wreak havoc on any device it gets downloaded onto; phishing attempts can get you to click on malicious links and hand over passwords and other confidential info to scammers

How to fix it?

Get a Keezel.

That’s it. One device to help with all of these threats:

– Keezel encrypts your connection so you can use public wifi safely

– Keezel can be used to secure IoT devices

– Keezel blocks ads

– Keezel blocks phishing websites

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