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Security Best Practices

As a freelancer, your safety and privacy are essential, and that's why goLance places a significant emphasis on keeping your data secure. However, it's important to note that as a user, you play a crucial role in maintaining your own safety. Here are some measures you can take to keep your goLance account and information safe:

Keep Your Computer and Antivirus Software Up-to-date
It's crucial to keep all of your software and antivirus applications updated regularly, including your operating system security, internet browsers, and other applications. This will help prevent hackers from exploiting security vulnerabilities in outdated software.

Regularly Scan Your Computer
In addition to keeping your software up-to-date, you should scan your computer regularly for viruses and malware. It's recommended to scan your computer at least once a week, and you can set up automatic scans for added convenience.

Backup Your Data Regularly
It's always a good idea to back up your data regularly in case your computer's hard drive crashes or you lose access to your computer for any reason. You can use an external hard drive or cloud storage to keep your data safe.

Be Careful What You Download
Avoid downloading questionable files or data from untrusted internet sources or email. This is one of the most common ways hackers gain access to your computer and information.

Use SSL Encryption
Avoid browsing or entering your information on non-secure websites that don't use SSL encryption to protect your data. You can tell if a website uses SSL encryption by looking for "https" in the URL or a padlock symbol in the address bar.

Use Strong Passwords
Create strong and unique passwords that don't use common phrases or words. Use a combination of numbers, symbols, and upper/lowercase letters. Also, change your password regularly, ideally every 90 days.

Keep Your Passwords Unique
Avoid using the same password on multiple sites, and don't share your password with anyone. You can keep your passwords safe by using a password manager.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication provides an extra layer of security when logging in to goLance. This feature requires you to enter a code sent to your phone or email to confirm your identity before allowing access to the account.

Updated on: 20/03/2023

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