Holiday Gifts That Put Your Privacy at Risk

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Giving someone a special tech gadget for the holidays? Help them protect their privacy with these tips.

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Holiday Gifts That Put Your Privacy at Risk

  1. 1. Holiday Gifts That Put Your Privacy at Risk © IDT911, LLC. All Rights Reserved — Confidential 0
  2. 2. Giving Someone Special a Tech Gadget for the Holidays? Make sure you don't give the gift of identity theft. Protect your information with these easy tips. © IDT911, LLC. All Rights Reserved — Confidential 1
  3. 3. iPhone 6 Apple Pay and Find My iPhone Make Life Easier Apple Pay Lets you use your phone to pay for purchases. Find My iPhone Helps you locate your phone when it’s misplaced. TIP: Start by using only one credit card—never debit cards—to mitigate risk if there is an issue. Use two-factor authentication to keep your personal information secure online. © IDT911, LLC. All Rights Reserved — Confidential 2
  4. 4. With Nest, you get a smart thermostat that learns about your behavior for more efficient heating and cooling in your home. Hackers could get backdoor access to your home and personal information. Google’s Nest Thermostat Make Your Home Smart and Safe TIP: Never buy devices used because they may contain malware. Watch for upgrades that can offer stronger protection. Monitor performance to ensure it’s operating correctly. © IDT911, LLC. All Rights Reserved — Confidential 3
  5. 5. Jawbone UP Watch Your Health—and Your Privacy This fitness tracker stores and tracks a lot of sensitive information about you to help you make better health decisions. But trackers may not secure our data as well as we think because they’re vulnerable to information leakage via hacking and other methods. TIP: Read privacy policies to see if your data is for sale. Be cautious with social sharing features. Never share your location on social media. Use a screen lock to prevent unauthorized access to your device. © IDT911, LLC. All Rights Reserved — Confidential 4
  6. 6. Pebble Steel Keep Track of the Time, Calls, and Your Security Leave your phone and iPod at home with this multifunctional smartwatch that accepts phone calls and texts, and plays your favorite songs. TIP: Pebble Steel depends on Bluetooth to connect with your phone. Configure it to approve connection requests to avoid being “Bluejacked.” Turn off Bluetooth when you’re not using the device. © IDT911, LLC. All Rights Reserved — Confidential 5
  7. 7. August Smart Lock Lock in Security Best Practices Now you don’t have to juggle grocery bags to find your house keys. This smart home product uses your iPhone or Android to conveniently sense your approach and unlock your home’s front door. TIP: Installation immediately raises your risk profile. Don’t leave your phone in plain sight. Have a backup plan. And rely on smartphone security best practices such as using a screen lock or PIN. © IDT911, LLC. All Rights Reserved — Confidential 6
  8. 8. Apple’s new top-of-the-line device is fast, light, and powerful enough to be your main or secondary computer. Like any device, it’s also potentially vulnerable to malware and easily lost or stolen. iPad Air 2 Ideal for Frequent Travelers TIP: Keep your tablet’s operating system and apps up-to-date. Enable encryption for your data, and consider encrypting calls and texts. Use only known, secure Wi-Fi networks. © IDT911, LLC. All Rights Reserved — Confidential 7
  9. 9. Kindle Voyage Don’t Trade Privacy for Convenience Voyage, the seventh generation of the Kindle devices, has been hailed a top e-reader device. But make sure you’re not letting companies track your reading and browsing habits. TIP: Set your tablet to require a password for access to keep unauthorized users out. Do the same for Wi-Fi. Regularly clear your cookies, cache, and browser history, too. © IDT911, LLC. All Rights Reserved — Confidential 8
  10. 10. 9 Scottsdale, AZ / Providence, RI / New York, NY / Montreal, Canada / Galway, Ireland © IDT911, LLC. All Rights Reserved — Confidential

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