Cyber Smart Device Checklist

Cyber Smart Device Checklist
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Using a new device that connects to the Internet? Take steps to protect your privacy:

Secure your home Wi-Fi network

  • Enable your Wi-Fi router’s WPA2 encryptions
  • Secure your Wi-Fi with a strong and unique password
  • Create a separate network zone for your smart devices

Secure your smart device

  • Secure your device with a strong and unique password, and enable two-factor authentication if it is available
  • Update your device’s operating software
  • Enable its software to install updates automatically
  • Review the devices’ privacy policy and terms of use and update your privacy settings
  • Review and uninstall apps you will not use
  • Check app permissions to limit information your apps can access
  • Turn off geolocation when it is not needed
  • Turn off the camera and microphone when you are not using it
  • Set your device to offline when not in use

Protect your devices, and yourself, and enjoy #CyberSafeHolidays!

Get more tips at GetCyberSafe.gc.ca/CyberSafeHolidays

Using a new device that connects to the Internet? Take steps to protect your privacy:

Secure your home Wi-Fi network

  • Enable your Wi-Fi router’s WPA2 encryptions
  • Secure your Wi-Fi with a strong and unique password
  • Create a separate network zone for your smart devices

Secure your smart device

  • Secure your device with a strong and unique password, and enable two-factor authentication if it is available
  • Update your device’s operating software
  • Enable its software to install updates automatically
  • Review the devices’ privacy policy and terms of use and update your privacy settings
  • Review and uninstall apps you will not use
  • Check app permissions to limit information your apps can access
  • Turn off geolocation when it is not needed
  • Turn off the camera and microphone when you are not using it
  • Set your device to offline when not in use

Protect your devices, and yourself, and enjoy #CyberSafeHolidays!

Get more tips at GetCyberSafe.gc.ca/CyberSafeHolidays

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