For the last several years the data has not changed hardly at all. By far, the easiest way for criminals to get your information is to ask for it…..and they do. Because we are not forcing a change, they simply keep on doing the same thing.
These criminals even have a sort of “moderation” in place. When someone comes on to complain or say something that might rock the criminal boat, a “manager” will then come along and delete their comments.
Knowing how to recognize and identify the warning signs is important. Here are some important tips to help determine when a website is safe or not:
“You can post it as long as there is nothing nefarious about it,” says LAPD cyber crimes detective Andrew Kleinick. “They are public figures and that kind of thing happens. It’s not right, [but] I know of no crime. He continues “The exception occurs when information obtained through doxxing is used to threaten someone, steal someone’s identity, or infiltrate private emails.”
So-called hacktivists often look for ways to break through security measures, more as a challenge than through any wish to cause malicious damage. They tend to publicly share their findings, which can cause some harm to users affected if the identifiers aren’t properly redacted before publication
FourSquare came up with a great program to help eliminate the hassle of having to carry all those key fobs or merchant cards around. Their program allows you to sync your data so that in some cases, multiple discounts can be applied.
I don’t even like the idea of Social Security numbers. The idea of submitting my young child’s fingerprint to anyone was appalling to me. For me, the biggest downside of all to fingerprint payments is offering up unique personal information to any type of database.
Signs you may be getting scammed in an Internet marriage or relationship and who you should report them too.
As children become even more computer conscious, they may not necessarily become security savvy. That’s where parents have to step in. We need to know what’s going on the digital world, just as much as we need to know what’s going on with their sports teams and in their classrooms.
On Snapchat, users are told images will be deleted within 10 seconds, never to be seen again. This will give teens a false sense of security. No matter what any site says, it’s a good idea to keep this rule of thumb in mind: once it’s on the internet, it’s forever.