How to Protect your Online Privacy and Security

kristina_email-stampWritten by Kristina Grech
Customer Success

Mar 02 – (2 min read)

In today’s information age, technology is absolutely everywhere! It’s at home, at the office, in the palm of our hands, it’s signaling traffic messages, at your local eatery, it’s in outer space – it’s practically all around us! As technology progresses and becomes so readily available to us, this means we end up using it more and more to get things done. As great as it is, however, there are some pitfalls. With significantly more time spent online we’re bound to be exposed to the dark side of the internet and all the dangers that lie within its grasp. Whatever information we use online, is at risk of being lifted by hackers, identity thieves and unscrupulous marketers. So just as you wouldn’t like your neighbor snooping around your backyard, online personal information is no exception.

The bad news

Even though we all take precautions to safeguard such data, it seems like not a day goes by without someone having to go through the ordeal of having one of their online accounts being breached or compromised. An email breach can be very distressing since emails can reveal plenty of sensitive data such as passport, or credit card details. Also, let’s not forget how often we use them, they’re not just for sending emails but we also use our email address to signup or login to multiple online accounts such as DropBox, Facebook, Twitter and the like. The daunting part of being involved in an account breach, is actually recognizing that your account has been breached. As such, no one alerts you directly to let you know, you eventually somehow find out when it’s plastered all over the news, and by then it’s probably too late.

The good news

To remedy this, Ellp has teamed up with HaveIBeenPwned.com so each time your email is involved in a data breach, Ellp will alert you. This Ellp card will safely check all the accounts which are linked to your email address for possible breaches.It is advised that once notified of a possible breach you should immediately change your password to safeguard yourself.

I bet you’re feeling a lot more relaxed now, knowing that Ellp can help you take care of your online accounts. Before you get too comfy, make sure this Ellp card is switched on. If you haven’t tried Ellp yet, what are you waiting for? Download Ellp and stay on top of your online security.

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