Tag: identity theft

Share the Love, Not the Info (Love, Relationships & Technology)

Love, Relationships & Technology: 

A study by McAfee shows a number of adults sharing private details about their lives, including those of an intimate nature, such as nude photos and sexts—all of this on unsecured digital devices. In a McAfee survey, which asked more than 9,000 adults worldwide, between the ages of 18-54, about their private data sharing habits and online behavior when it comes to matters of the heart.

27% still don’t secure their mobile devices with a basic personal identification number (PIN) or passcode. And 38% have shared PIN or passcode with others. This puts you at risk for cyber stalking, identity theft and leakage of their intimate data.

Love, Relationships & Technology
Love, Relationships & Technology

Bad technology habits are on the rise worldwide, but people are still not taking the steps to protect their information from prying eyes and angry exes.

Think twice before sharing private data, including intimate texts, passwords, photos and more. If you‘re not careful about what you share, it could land in the wrong hands.

Keep Your Personal Info Safe by Following These Simple Tips:

Lock Your Lips. Do not share passwords with anyone.

Lock Your Devices. Use password protection on your phone and other mobile devices.

Love the Delete Button. Take the time to delete personal or intimate text messages, emails and photos on your phone.

Share the Love, Not the Info. Once you share private information with those you love, that data is out of your hands, and out of your control.

Men are more likely to protect their devices than women.

Avoid bad buzz and keep your private life private.

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The Futures Company and MSI conducted surveys in the US, UK, Australia, 
Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Japan, Mexico, 
China, India, Singapore and Brazil among 9,337 men and women, 
ages 18 to 54. The survey was conducted in December 2013 – January 2014.

 Source: McAfee

Where You’ll Get Hacked [infographic]

Where You’ll Get Hacked [infographic]

People complain that they want privacy, and then they put all their information up on Facebook. Thus, hacking is ultra-easy. I have seen teenagers post pictures of their first credit card, then a month later their new college student I.D. These kids are so excited to have signs of growing up, but as we grow up our lives need to be more private to guard from hackers. Now I am a culprit of being very relaxed about my online privacy, meaning, I have the same password for multiple sites, I use my high school name as my clue, and the name of my high school is on Facebook somewhere. We may not worry about identity theft as much as physical property theft because it isn’t as scary and face to face as an actual robbery, but it is a digital robbery, identity theft can be life damaging. 

According to the  Global Security Report, cyber-security threats are increasing as quickly as we can implement measures against them. Hackers have lots of different ways to steal your private data and information. And the main reason why hackers go after your personal information is identity theft! Over the past year, there have been roughly 12.6 million victims of identity theft – or, to put it into perspective, one victim every three seconds.  No matter how safe you think you’re being online, chances are you’re making at least a few mistakes that compromise the integrity of your personal information.

To protect yourself, check out the “Where You’ll Get Hacked” infographic for more information on how hackers get a hold of your data, how you can detect their attempts and how to protect yourself and your financial future.

To see the enlarged version, click on the graphic.

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Source: hotspotshielddailyinfographic