Spring Clean your Digital Clutter


Spring is officially here and that means it is time for some good old fashioned spring cleaning! There can be many projects to tackle, but have you considered spring cleaning your digital clutter? Most devices contain a lot of personal and sensitive information, so it is a great idea to spend some time cleaning them up.

A good first step would be to make sure you update all your systems and software. Running outdated software can make you vulnerable to a data breach or cyberattack.

Next, backup anything that is important on your devices. The 3-2-1 rule is a good one to follow in this situation; three backup copies, stored in two different media types, and one offline in a separate location.

Check on your passwords. Take the time to update easily guessed passwords or ones that you may have had for quite some time. Make sure they are complex. It is also an excellent idea to turn on multi-factor authentication on every account that allows it.

Spring cleaning can also be a suitable time to get rid of unused accounts and apps. It is also a good time to check in on social media accounts and validate you have appropriate security settings in place. Make sure you do not participate in any social media that causes you to have to give away sensitive information about you or your family. And never ever share your passwords for your accounts with anyone.

As you get into your spring cleaning, you may decide to get rid of old devices. It is important to make sure they are wiped clean of any personal information and files first. Completely wiped, not just sent to the recycle bin. A factory reset is an effective way to accomplish this, or if that is not an option, there are programs that will wipe and overwrite your device.

Digital decluttering is important for the health of your devices, as well as your safety online. It should also help make your personal and professional life more productive!

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