Do you think about online safety?

I’ll be the first to admit that I live online. Whether it’s working on the blog, or through my day job on social media – you’ll almost always find me glued to my phone or MacBook.

And, while we tend to think about physical damage and insurance (raise your hand if you’ve ever cracked a screen or needed to send your laptop in for repairs) how often do we think about cyber insurance and risk?

King Price has recently launched cybersure, their cyber insurance for businesses, which made me think about ways we could all stay a little safer online. Whether it’s online banking, Google calendars, maps or social apps, it’s worth taking a minute to think about all the sites or apps that have access to your personal data, and the risks that could come with that.

We all think about cracking a screen or spilling our morning coffee over our keyboard… But, what if the risk is really inside our computer, and not out?

Tips for staying safe online
Install your updates

I admit this is something I’m pretty lazy with! Whether it’s on the back-end of my blog, computer updates or little flashing symbols on my phone, I tend to put it off for as long as possible. Don’t be like me – updates generally also contain better security protocols, and do their bit to protect you, even when you can’t see it.

Don’t have the same password for multiple logins

Even if it is the only password you can remember, please don’t do it. If it’s switching out a letter for a number or adding a symbol, make sure your passwords are unique and strong. Here’s a useful article from an ex-hacker on how to create a secure password.

See where else you might be logged in on your social profiles

Did you know that Facebook can tell you where else you happen to be logged in? After finding out someone was accessing my account from India, I tend to check in at least once a week and see that nothing fishy is going on. Here’s how to find out.

And because, admittedly, they’re sure there are other things you’d rather do with your time than think about insurance, King Price has turned it into a game. The challenge? Get cyber smart, answer cyber-savvy questions, complete all three levels, and stand a chance to win a share of R1 million in Bitcoin or cash, in March 2018. It’s a win-win, no matter how you look at it – so head on over here to get in on the action.

This post was sponsored by King Price Insurance. All views are my own.

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