This is easier said than done, but a little caution and awareness can go a long way in making sure you don't fall for online ploys, which are becoming increasingly targeted and believable. Here at Lavasoft, we have a number of resources available for you to turn to in order to make the process quicker and easier: read easy-to-understand safety tips in the Lavasoft Security Center, check the Lavasoft company blog and Malware Labs blog for your daily dose of security news, and follow Lavasoft on Facebook or Twitter to stay up-to-date on online issues.
So what can you do to protect your privacy? The first thing you’ll need to do is to go by the rule of thumb and set your privacy to the highest level to make it harder for attackers to target you. Secondly, do not trust third party apps and services and stay away from ads as they are used as means by cybercriminals to get to your network. To make sure you're properly protected, you should also install a reliable security solution on your computers and mobile devices. A privacy scanner can scan your social media accounts for weak privacy settings on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter, and identify risky settings on different browsers.