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The start of a new year is the perfect time to rehabilitate bad habits. While some choose exercise or learning a second language, it's also an opportunity to make some changes to how you interface with your personal tech.

Despite near-constant reminders of the importance of good passwords, checking our credit card statements, and avoiding phishing attempts, it's easy to get lazy about our internet habits. That's why now is a great time to set yourself up on the path to success.