Maybe you’ve had your email account hacked – discovering the breach only when friends let you know they’ve received a weird email that you never sent. When this happened to me, I simply changed my password and moved on. Unfortunately, not all hacking attempts are so innocuous. If you become the victim of online identity theft, it can take lots of time and money to repair the damage. According to Javelin Research, it costs $631 on average to clear up a single identity theft. Don’t fall prey to those who would damage your credit and peace of mind – here are six tips to protect your identity on the Internet, especially if you work online.
Posts Tagged ‘online security’
Passwords are a touchy subject. We all know just how important it is to create a secure password so as to avoid hackers getting into your account. Whether it is your email address or your online banking account, it doesn’t matter. A secure password is always necessary.
Then again, there is the matter of remembering all those passwords! That is the main reason the average person tends to use passwords that are associated with something they relate to, which make them easy to remember – birthdays, names of family members, and so on. But we know that security experts say this is a big no-no! Read More
A blogger has so many tools at his disposal, that sometimes, instead of being an advantage, the fact becomes a hindrance. From productivity apps to to-do lists to calendars to newsreaders – there comes a point when one just simply shakes his head at all the choices.
Then there are other tools such as VPN services, mobile Internet providers, mobile Wi-Fi hubs, tablets, and the list goes on and on.
We’re zeroing in on VPN services in this post for one simple reason: privacy. Read More