None of their business! A look at privacy settings

Your privacy means a lot: not just to you, but to the people you care about. If your private accounts and information are breached, other people could be breached too. That’s why it’s important to maintain your privacy online by making good choices with your privacy settings.

There are several smart and simple things you can do to ensure that your privacy settings are as good as they can be. Keep your online friends lists and contacts lists restricted to people you know in real life — people you know really exist and aren’t going to try tricking you. Make sure that when you’re sharing something on Facebook, the posting is set to Private, not Public.

Privacy settings don’t apply just to sites, either. Something as simple as using a lock screen on your phone will make it harder for others to get into it, protecting you and anyone else you may have contacted through that phone. You can enable a lock screen in your phone’s Settings menu.

With common sense and strong privacy settings, you can protect not just yourself, but your friends and family.

For more information on privacy settings, check out our infographic.

National Security Awareness Month Privacy Settings