1. Avoid USB drives whenever possible. Hackers can easily load them with software that will allow them to spy on you. Instead, use a cloud-based platform like Dropbox.

2. Tape your laptop camera. While covering a camera doesn’t protect the device from being hacked, it does prevent a creep from being able to see what your camera sees. Hackers can gain access to your webcam easily through a software called RAT. A piece of tape over your webcam is ridiculously simple, yet effective.

3. Use DuckDuckGo for any searches your mother wouldn’t approve of. DuckDuckGo is a search engine that, unlike Google, this site empathizes the privacy of its users. Nothing you search will ever be saved.

4. Use secure messaging. On Facebook turn on the encryption option. Consider using Telegram or Whatsapp instead of texting.