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Local expert has tips on protecting online privacy

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -  Obviously if you don't trust the cloud to be secure, don't use the cloud - turn it off.

Mark St. Peter is a computer security expert at Computing Source in Southfield.

"Make sure you go through your settings and make sure they are appropriate for your usage," St. Peter said. "Most people use the same password for their bank account, their email. If they guess one, they get them all."

But if you depend on the cloud to store your life and your racy photos, don't be most people.

His number one tip is so simple you should do it right now.

 St. Peter said  the more complicated you make password with words and letters it becomes harder to calculate.

St. Peter also recommends treating special character keys as stand-ins for letters.

For more information and security tips, watch the full report above.


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