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How to Protect Your Personal Information Online 1,208 Views

Protect Personal InformationSurfing the Internet used to be one of the last bastions of privacy and security. After all, since you didn’t have to get dressed, get in your car, and drive anywhere to shop or meet new people, you could build any kind of profile you wanted for yourself. You could have any name and be any person you wanted to be (theoretically) and nobody would be able to uncover your identity if you didn’t want them to have it. But unfortunately, things have changed. Today, most people tend to be naïve and unaware of the many different ways that their personal information may be stored online. They’re even less likely to know how both companies and individuals gain access to this data.
Update: Wed 04 Dec 2019

Six Signs That Your Personal Identity May Be Stolen 1,195 Views

Personal IdentityIdentity theft is a big issue these days. According to the Federal Trade Commission, over 2 million Americans filed complaints with them about this last year, making identity theft the number one consumer complaint. Early detection of identity theft is possible and can reduce your potential losses. Here are six signs that you might have been hit, and how you can respond effectively.
Update: Wed 04 Dec 2019

Social Media Privacy Policy Loopholes You Should Know 1,104 Views

Social Media Privacy PolicySocial media has become one of the most powerful resources in the world for people to connect to one another. We tend to jump in, sign up and add friends and connections at the speed of our data connections, but how many of us actually pay attention to the safety and security of the information we’re sharing? The last time you were asked to allow a site or Facebook page to “access your personal information,” did you let it? The only way to share some information is to allow these intrusions into your personal space. So what is safe? And what do you need to know about each of the major sites’ privacy policies to ensure that your information is protected at all times?
Update: Wed 04 Dec 2019

Is Hotel WiFi Secure? 1,056 Views

Hotel WiFiWhen you check in to a hotel, you assume that the company will keep you and your valuables safe by not sharing your room keys and providing a safe for your belongings. But a much greater threat could be lurking in your rented room, the free WiFi connection that most lodging providers offer. We’ve already talked about the steps you should take when connecting to public WiFi networks in coffee shops, but many people still fail to apply these basic safeguards to hotel Internet browsing. This is a huge mistake! Hotel WiFi networks suffer from many of the same security weaknesses as unsecured coffee shop networks. Not only do these networks increase your susceptibility to “man in the middle” type attacks that compromise your personal information, the FBI and the US Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) report that instances of malicious software attacks on hotel-connected laptops are on the rise.
Update: Wed 04 Dec 2019

How to Avoid Being Tracked Online 637 Views

Avoid Being Tracked OnlineIn this age of modern technology, there are plenty of people out there who want to spy on you and track what you are doing. This could be government organizations, large businesses who want to gather consumer data or criminals who want to use your personal information in fraudulent ways. To combat this, there are steps you can take to avoid being tracked and to improve your personal online security.
Update: Wed 04 Dec 2019
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