151. If you must download a file from an email, scan it for viruses
Even trustworthy emails might contain viruses, it’s better to be safe than sorry
152. If you are an EU citizen you can ask companies to remove your data
In the EU, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) enforces the company to remove data when asked even if the company is not situated in Europe
153. Check email messages from unknown senders for grammar errors
If the message is full of grammar errors, it’s most likely a scam
154. Don’t trust online converter websites (image, pdf etc.)
Even if these sites claim they won’t save your files, you have no way of verifying this is true. It’s best not to use them. These types of sites can also be used to infect your device with malware.
155. Consider enabling the ‘find my device’ -functionality on Android or Apple devices
If your device is stolen, you can use the find my device functionality to locate your device and remotely erase the data on your device to prevent your data from falling into the wrong hands
156. Make sure your important accounts have an up-to-date recovery phone number or alternative contact method
If your account is hijacked or compromised, having a recovery phone number or another email address makes it easier to get your account back. This can also make it harder for the attacker to change your credentials without access to your phone or other email.
157. Check your browser's privacy and security settings
Some settings like sending data for analytics might be enabled by default. For your privacy, it’s better to turn off settings that allow data gathering and sending.