Follow up on Electronic Security and Privacy in Divorce
This is a follow up on electronic security and privacy in divorce. Today, I follow up on electronic security and privacy issues that are simple to address. Whether your concern is a hacker or a prying former spouse, these steps should help protect your privacy.
- First, enable two step verification. Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other electronic programs allow you to create a two step verification before an unknown device can log into an account. Do this. It will automatically send a text or email if your account is accessed. Here is the link for two step verification for Gmail. and Facebook.
- Second, enable security codes on your devices. This prevents someone from accessing your iPad while you are showering or putting the children to sleep. Keep this code private. On Apple computers, create a separate login for children to use.
- Third, log out of all your accounts. Secondly, go to your private communication accounts and make sure to log out of any existing devices. Here is the link for Facebook and Gmail.
- Fourth, clear out History and Cookies. If you have not been served with an electronic preservation letter from opposing counsel, clear the history and cookies on any device in your household and office. This should wipe out any passwords that have been entered previous. Here is a link with instructions.
- Fifth, change passwords frequently. The best thing you can do is frequently change passwords. Take a sentence and turn it into a password. For more ideas, check out this article here.
- Last, but not least, change notifications on your phone. Go into settings and remove any bubble message or notification that shows the contents of a text or an email. For more information, click here.