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Protect Your Identity Online..

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Hearing the news about shocking cases of identity theft is enough to make your stress and anxiety levels go into overload. This is very true if you are using online banking. But, there are ways of preventing yourself from being a victim of identity theft and some of these are the following:

Seek protection when on public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi is great because it is free Internet. But be careful, don’t use your banking facility when you’re on an unsecure wireless LAN for obvious reasons..

Shred all of your data before throwing it out

Sometimes online bandits use low-tech solutions to get into your account. Pieces of information such as your mother’s maiden name, social security number and your card number can be valuable to a hacker to get into the system in your name and do a lot of harmful stuff. There is a chance that your information will be printed on an envelope or something, that is why you need to shred these things beyond recognition or better still incinerate them so that nobody can get their hands on it.

If you switch from one computer to another with a single USB flash drive then you may end up getting conned. Malware can be attached on the files that you download from one computer and inadvertently infect your own machine. It is best to run your anti-virus before executing or opening the files that you downloaded.

Exposing your credit card information online is the first step of getting yourself victimized by the identity thieves. Spending $50 a year is not much if that would be able to give you peace of mind and a great deal of protection. Make sure that your anti-virus software is updated because if it is not it is as good as nothing. Giving away real information about yourself to the public is not a great idea. It is a way for hackers to make an educated guess and try to reset your password. The Internet is a jungle and you need to be like the lion and lord over it.


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