How You Can Protect Yourself
We provide the following tips and links for improving personal information security as a community service, because we believe privacy is critically important.
Use a Passcode on Your Phone
Set a passcode on your iPhone/iOS or Android device to protect your photos, emails, texts, and phone calls. For extra security choose a longer passcode. If you're using Android turn on device encryption (iOS automatically enables this).
Create Another User On Your Computer
Create another user on your computer (Windows or OSX) for your business activities to keep your online personal life (and Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc) separate from your work life.
Not only does this keep nosy house mates from accidentally stumbling on your work data when you leave your laptop on, but it decreases the chances of you accidentally posting to your personal Twitter account when you meant to post to your work account.
Protect Your Phone Calls
Protect your phone calls with apps like RedPhone (Android) and Signal (iOS). As an added bonus, all calls are free and no long distance charges!
Avoid discussing anything private on Skype and over regular phone calls.