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How to Protect Your Privacy On-line


With all benefits of living in Internet era, there are some pitfalls that comes along with it. Let's talk about “on-line privacy”, not just about the obvious risk of identity theft and fraud, but regarding personal information, that you certainly do not want to share. What are the risks? I personally doubt that many people think about this serious, but there are so many risks and traps that normal Internet users fall into especially those who are active at social networking websites. Let me give you few possibilities that can put you in danger: Blackmail Identity theft SPAM marketing Other people to know where you are, what you do, your location and act against you Employers accessing your personal info Phishing scams How to protect yourself and your family? Some of the steps to stay protected and quite easy, though some require advanced knowledge related to computer networks and security software. Easy steps to stay protected: Be careful what you share, where you share Use strong passwords Use 2 ways authentication on email, profiles, etc.. Install anti-virus software, firewall software and anti-malware/adware software Keep your operating system up-to-date double check the email address of every suspicious email do not share essential...
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