Protecting your privacy on digital devices

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) -- More people are becoming aware of safety when it comes to smart device usage.

One smart device user said mixing up passwords is key. Another said when it comes to smart devices, being careful is key.

Every time someone uses a device, whether it's a smart TV, smartphone or computer, there is always a risk.

Rajiv Dass, chief security officer and deputy director for the State of Michigan, said practicing cyber hygiene is the key to remaining safe.

"Cyber hygiene is using simple practices such as password management, upgrading your browser on your computer, TV and phone, and not clicking on phishing emails," said Dass. "If someone is worried about being watched or spied on due to the camera on their smart device, they can put at sticky note over it."

Dan Lohrmann, chief strategist and chief security officer of Security Mentor, said it is important to keep your software up to date to prevent becoming a victim.

"The technology is changing," said Lohrmann. "We always need to keep up to date with the latest tools and technology features."