As the online saying goes, ‘Think Before You Click‘ when you share vital information on the world wide web.
On the first and second part of #ProTECH101 (Part 1 and 2), we shared with you the risks of disseminating personal information to the public, how to strengthen your passcodes, and secure accounts by disabling the autofill feature decreasing the risks of hacking and online fraud.
This time, #ProTECH Part 3 focuses on online sharing discrepancies, what information we should avoid and what is safe for public sharing.
Information such as birthdates, education and current location are things we should avoid sharing to decrease the chances of identity fraud and other online crimes. Avoid posting status when you’re leaving your residence and telling your online community that you’ll be gone for a long time. This increases the possibility of you becoming the target of online crimes. Your personal information like birthdays and education could likewise be used to get access on your other online accounts by certain individuals for online fraud.
Check out this cool infographic below to know more how you can avoid being the target of online fraud and identity theft.
Make sure you are hack-proof by visiting your social media accounts and making sure that your posts are only viewable by your friends or selected people!
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