Being online today can expose people to both positive and negative things. And while the positive may outweigh the negative, it can definitely be a scary and traumatic experience if one becomes a victim of hackers and other fraudulent people. It is for this very reason that internet users need to take the necessary precautions every time they’re online to protect themselves including their identity.
Identity theft cases have been growing in recent years and in the U.S. alone, an estimated 15 million residents have been victimized each year. Specifically, some seven percent of all adults have their identities misused resulting in thousands of dollars in losses.
People with dark motives now utilize sophisticated technology to achieve their goals. And if internet users don’t arm themselves with the right knowledge and fail to follow best practices regarding online security, they can have their assets, credit and reputation badly damaged without them knowing it. [Read more…]