Every day, millions of us use our connected devices for just about everything you can think of – email, shopping, gaming, banking, and so much more.  In fact, the average U.S. household has nearly five connected devices.  This means managing multiple passwords, subscriptions, and software updates.

To make juggling your devices and keeping them secure easier, we recommend  using an all-in-one security suite that can manage multiple devices and computers.  Using a full security suite with multiple layers of protection (and which protects multiple devices) is the best way to protect your entire family and the Stuff that matters on all of your devices.

In addition to the hassles of managing several devices, many of us also tend to overlook some simple security measures to ensure that our computers and information stay safe.  Here are some tips.

  1. Create unique passwords for each site and make sure that each one contains at least eight characters.  Avoid easy-to-guess passwords such as “password,” “123456,” and “qwerty.”  Including special characters, spaces, capital letters, and numbers will make your password even more secure.  If you have difficulty keeping track of multiple passwords, consider using password management software, such as Norton Identity Safe.
  2. When entering personal information into a website, make sure that the URL starts with https://.  The “s” stands for secure and means that any information entered into the website is encrypted so that no one else can access it.   
  3. Use caution when connecting to unfamiliar Wi-Fi networks.  These networks are sometimes referred to as “zombie” networks and can be the gateway to malware or viruses.  As an extra safety measure, turn off your Wi-Fi or Bluetooth when not using it.

By following these tips and maintaining up-to-date security software on all your devices, you and your Stuff should stay safe and secure.