It’s 2016. Most of us have computers, smartphones, tablets, even smartwatches. But are you taking the right precautions to keep the personal information that’s stored there safe?

According to a Pew Research Center 2015 report, 64 percent of Americans own a smartphone, while many rely on them heavily for Internet access. About the same percentage of American adults also use social networking sites.

A constantly connected world is great – especially for cybercriminals.

Your Mobile Phone:

Be sure to set PINS and passwords. This is your first line of defense in case your phone is lost or stolen. Also, set your phone to lock automatically between 30 seconds to 5 minutes after it’s idle.

Only install apps from trusted sources. Check an app’s reviews, confirm the legitimacy of the app store, and compare the app sponsor’s official website with the app store link to make sure they’re the same. Many apps from untrusted sources contain malware that can steal information and install viruses.

Understand app permissions before accepting them. Check the privacy settings for an app before you install it. Be cautious about what access to your personal information you give apps.

Be smart on open Wi-Fi networks If unsecured, cybercriminals within range of the connection can get to your personal information. It’s wise to not use an open network unless you really have to.

Wipe data on your old phone before getting rid of it.Your personal information is private for a reason, and you want to keep it that way when it’s in someone else’s hands. Reset it to its factory settings before you donate, resell or recycle it.