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10 Things You Probably Don't Know About Internet Security

Before you do all of that last-minute online gift shopping and tech support for your fam’s new gadgets, learn how to stay safe online. Take action.

1. Don't forget to protect your mobile devices.

2. You know the update that your computer keeps bugging you about? Do it.

3. Your password? It could probably be better.

4. Are the HTTP sites you visit really HTTPS secure, tho?

5. So be sure to check if the site you're on starts with HTTPS and not HTTP.

6. Your home Wi-Fi may not be as safe as you think it is.

7. Also make sure your Wi-Fi network is WPA2 secure.

8. Protect your email from would-be identity thieves.

9. Encryption makes life a little more convenient for all of us.

10. And weakening encryption just makes life more convenient for "bad guys."

Now that you know the basics, join millions of others to take action on policy to protect your digital life.