What to share and what not to

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The Internet is a vast space and has billions of people accessing it. And this is highly likely that a piece of information shared at one point will somehow reach any other point on the internet. This the key to malicious hackers for stealing and manipulating anyone’s information. This is why you need to be careful about sharing any data on the internet. 

Let’s look at some of those things to be  kept in mind while sharing:

• Before you share – Double check whether the news story you’re about to share is real or not. It’s not great to share things that aren’t true as it adds to the fear around the current virus (or other problems) but also it could be that particular story or game contains malware. So, you’re spreading the risk

• Who’s looking – Do not share anything you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see! Remember once something is out there on the internet, there is no way of removing. Always assume that anything you share online can and will be shared – and not always in the way you would like.

• Your information belongs to you – Confidential information about your identity should be protected – your birth date, address, phone number, Aadhar card number, PAN Number, and even other family names. Do not share your personal information with others or online games and surveys. 

• Passwords – Do not give away any information that would help a scammer to work out your passwords. You shouldn’t share your passwords online but also information such as your mother’s maiden name, favorite color, food, name of the first school or make of your first car are all key security questions that criminals can use to access your accounts.

But what in case you happen to be one of those people whose data has been compromised because of their sharing habits?

Well, that’s where IDFence can come handy. It monitors your Debit Card, Credit Card numbers, Bank Accounts, PAN, Email Ids,  on Dark Web, illegal theft forums, etc 24/7 and sends you a notification whenever it detects your information available on such wrong places. 

That’s all from us today. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog to get information about data breaches, daily tips to keep your personal information secure, and much more at your inbox.

And most importantly, STAY HOME STAY SAFE.

Source: Experian

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