If you recently divorced your spouse, it’s important to take steps to keep your personal information safe. This is especially true when it comes to protecting your personal information online. It’s not uncommon for the recently divorced to rely on social media and online dating to get themselves back out there. However, there are numerous hidden dangers that you need to be aware of if you want to feel safe and confident using the internet after your divorce.
Safeguarding Social Media Accounts
The first thing you should do to protect your information after your divorce is to go through the security settings of your social media accounts and change all of your passwords. It’s not uncommon for couples to share passwords with each other, so make sure you change the login credentials for any social media accounts you have.
Be Careful with What You Share Online
While you are changing the passwords to your social media accounts, it’s a good time to also limit the number of people who can see your posts to just the friends you know you can trust. Some spouses will create fake social media profiles so they can find damming information on you. This is why you should remove anyone you don’t know or don’t want to have access to your posts. You should also avoid posting the following information online:
- Phone numbers
- The names of your children’s schools
- When you will be going on trips
It’s important to note that the information you post on social media accounts can be used in your divorce case.
Be Cautious When Using Wi-Fi
While public Wi-Fi is convenient when you are out shopping or at dinner with the family, these networks can potentially allow hackers to gain access to your mobile device to obtain your passwords, credit card number, and other personal information. If you do end up using public Wi-Fi, don’t enter your personal information when visiting websites or using apps. Always try to use sites that have Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates because they encrypt the data you share with a website.
Experienced Divorce Lawyers in Your Corner
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