Time for Digital Spring Cleaning!

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With 97 percent of U.S. households having at least one Internet-connected device, this is a great time of year to think about online security—and take steps to improve it.

Performing a digital cleanup helps keep your computers and other devices secure and your confidential data safe.  Here are some of the tasks that should be on your list:

  1. Ensuring your computers and devices are free of malware
  2. Securing your online accounts to protect your identity
  3. Updating and strengthening your passwords
  4. Backing up data
  5. Cleaning out old email
  6. Reviewing your social media content

For parents, digital spring cleaning offers a chance to discuss Web safety with the kids. Nearly 1 in 4 parents admit they’re never talked to their children about staying safe online, according to our recent survey.

Get practical information on completing each task and start your own seasonal clean-up with the following digital spring cleaning resources:

Here's to safer technology year-round!