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:
• 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.
• 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?
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