Tidying up your electronic devices can help protect your personal information.

  • Back up your data and password protect it.
  • Update software to the latest version.
  • Choose new user names and passwords. Check the link for tips on developing strong passwords.
  • Check on stronger authentication tools.
  • Remove apps and software you don’t use.
  • Save photos on an external hard drive or the cloud, not on your device.
  • Visit a sender's website to unsubscribe from emails you don’t need/want and trash those emails.
  • Review files and purge what you don’t need.
  • Empty trash, including your email trash, which can be found in your email app.

Make refreshing your electronic devices a part of your routine and help keep them — and you — secure.