Can I use Jumbo on my computer?
Jumbo is currently only available on mobile devices, but there are still ways you can ensure that your computer and the information stay safe.
Connect to a VPN (Virtual Private Network)
A VPN offers privacy and security by routing your Internet traffic through an encrypted tunnel to a remote server. Encryption essentially scrambles your data, making this information unreadable to anyone who is not authorized to view this (e.g. hackers, ISPs, etc.). Using a VPN has other benefits such as masking your IP address, avoiding tracking, accessing geo-restricted content, etc.
When choosing a VPN service provider, there are several important points to consider: if there is a no-log policy (i.e. the provider does not keep logs on your activity), how much data you're allowed, what security protocol is used, and where the servers are located.
Use a password manager.
By using a password manager, you can store all of your passwords in one secure location, either locally or on cloud-based servers. Protected by one master password that you choose, password managers make it easy to make sure that your passwords are unique and secure. This is important because reusing passwords across different accounts is incredibly risky--if one account is breached, hackers can access other accounts using your information.
For more info, check out our recommended password managers!
Practice safe browsing habits.
A great, free way to protect yourself is to make sure that you're practicing safe browsing habits, which will help you and your information stay more secure:
- Do not use similar passwords for all your accounts. Each password should be completely unique and should not contain any personal information.
- Strong passwords are long and use a good mix of different types of characters (numbers, lower/uppercase, special).
- Set up 2FA or 2-factor authentication to keep your accounts safe even if the passwords are breached. 2FA will add an extra layer of security to your logins by asking for a unique code every time you login.
- Only visit websites that you trust, and when logging into your accounts, make sure to check the url of the sites that you're logging into (For example, fake sites may slightly change the address .com vs. .zz).
- Before clicking on links on desktop, you can hover over them to see the address. Make sure that you are not following any links to suspicious websites.
- Don't use unsecured Wi-Fi networks when in public.
- Make you're using a pop-up blocker on your browser.