Don'T Become a Victim of Identity Theft

Here are some tips to protect yourself online

by admin admin Date: 15-05-2013 web security web tips privacy identity online


Identity theft has always been a concern, but with more and more details of our private lives openly accessible on the Internet, it's easier than ever for cybercriminals to steal somebody's identity — which is worth $5,000.

Criminals are also getting more sophisticated and tech savvy, but sometimes, we do most of the job for them. After all, "password" is still one of the most popular passwords on the Internet. And there's no need to tell you why that's a bad idea.

Also, according to the infographic below, created by NextAdvisor, 62% of smartphone owners don't protect their devices with a lockscreen password. Without it, whoever gets his or her hands on your iPhone or Android device might be able to access your Facebook, Gmail or even bank account.

It's important to be careful what we share too. Some online services require us to provide personal details to reset passwords.

Criminals can use this password reset method to convince the website that it's actually you and get into your account. 

Take a look at the infographic below and find out more on how you can protect your identity online.

CLICK TO ENLARGE

 

source: http://mashable.com

 
by admin admin Date: 15-05-2013 web security web tips privacy identity online hits : 1413  
 
 
 
 

Related Posts

    Vuejs and GDPR : how to be compliant with new EU regulations

    Dear Vue's users, we know you're battling with GDPR compliance: but it can be quite simple if you use vue-analytics, on the grounds that there are two or three highlights…

    Bootstrap 3 RC2 released

    Bootstrap just cut a new release for Bootstrap 3, RC2. It's a big release as lots has changed, but that should all be for the better. From the official Blog: Key…

    Which apps have access to your online profiles? Check it with MyPermissions app

    With MyPermissions app, you can review and remove permissions of apps accessing Facebook, Twitter, Google and your personal information on other online accounts. With this free app for iPhone or for Android, you can…

    318 useful twitter bootstrap resources #3

    TWITTER BOOTSTRAP FOR FRAMEWORK INTEGRATIONS #2 Means and Methods of Integrating Bootstrap into your Application Framework or CMS PHP CODEIGNITER_FORM_BUILDER CodeIgniter library to build uniform form elements with bootstrap styling WRIGHT The Wright Framework is…

    318 useful twitter bootstrap resources #2

    Input BOOTSTRAP-WYSIHTML5-RAILS A stylish wysiwyg editor for Bootstrap. TIMEPICKER Select a time for a text input using your mouse or arrow keys. COMBOBOX FUEL UX Bootstrap style form element combining textfield and select…

    Weekly Design and Development News #2

    Red Pen It lets you upload your design, share a short URL and get feedback super-fast. There’s no logging in, no project management, no bullshit. CSS Modal The CSS Modal is built out…

    318 useful twitter bootstrap resources #1

    Display BOOTSTRAP-MAXLENGTH Uses badges to display the maximum length of the field where the user is inserting text. This plugin uses the HTML5 attribute "maxlength" to work. WATABLE a pretty decent jQuery…

    Is Your User Content Online Legally Yours?

    Instagram, the phone app that lets you take pictures, apply artsy filters and then share them, is huge. So huge that in 2012 Facebook bought it for $1 billion. Then, late…

    How to improve security in Firefox, Chrome, and IE

    Malware is most likely to reach your computer via your browser, according to the most recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report. (Credit: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Vol. 14) Like their counterparts in the…