Today, digital techniques has made the fitness and running much more fun. But along with fun, you should always remember the importance of safety when you are running outside. You have to protect your digital footprint when you work out because attackers can easily track you through your social media posts, or app check-in with the intention to you harm. Hence, it is advised you should not share too much information on social media as this can put you in danger. McAfee teams want its users to stay safe while running. It is advised you should install McAfee antivirus in your device via www.mcafee.com/activate as this protect your device from cyber threat like malware and viruses. The user can install this in all the devices like Smartphones, Computer, Laptop and Mac etc. In this blog, you will read how you can be stay safe while running.
Steps To Stay Safe While Running Apps:
- Running on Social Media: As you all know Social media is the best way to share your activities, motivate yourself and also inspire other people. But if you share so much information, then hackers can use your information against you. It is advised you should not announce your running routes or your time on social media. Otherwise, it will be a clear invitation to attacker and also do not geo-tag locations in photos as this will be dangerous because all of your followers came to know your exact location but if you want to geo-tag your location in photos then you should wait till you are done running.
- Running with Fitness Apps: There are so many fitness apps and devices which motivate people. But while using these apps, the user should be aware of the surroundings in real time and also who is viewing your online activity. It is advised you should set the privacy setting in Fitness apps and devices like Apple watch because with this you can track your distance with your running friends but in case, you are not careful then might be you are sharing this information with unknown people. So, you must make sure to allow only friends in your app setting. Also, you should avoid sharing route in apps also. You must install McAfee via mcafee.com/activate in your devices, as this will secure your device from virus.
- Running with a Cell Phone: When you are running you should check that your phone is fully charged so that you can easily listen to music or use any app of your choice. This will also helpful, if incase, you need help then call an Uber; you can also put the emergency (ICE) info in your phone, or the user can use an app to set up this feature.
- Running with Headphones: It is better to run without headphones if in case, you are alone. You should keep your earbud out. This will help you to hear everything what’s going around you. There are some headphones available in the market which cancels the surrounding noise, so that you can easily focus on what you are listening and do not pay attention to surroundings. If you wear headphones, then you will become the easy target for hackers as they can easily track you. Hence, you should be conscious while running.