While the internet is a great way for users to gain quick access to relevant information and gives shoppers the ability to purchase products from the comforts of their own home, cyberspace is also a potentially hazardous and dangerous realm. If not accessed with caution, users can be exposed to all sorts of man-made computer viruses and hackers. These threats can erase all of the important documents from your hardware and exploit sensitive information for personal gain, for example. While spyware and anti-virus software is designed to catch potential hackers and viruses respectively, they are not always 100 percent effective. In fact, according to the most recent FBI statistics, despite the fact that some were protected by anti-spyware and anti-virus software, 303,809 people were victims of cybercrimes in 2010—good chunk of them victims of identity theft.
With that said, computer users and web surfers shouldn’t solely rely on purchased computer protection services to ensure that their information isn’t exposed or deleted. In an effort to serve as a reliable resource for parents, children, professionals, and all computer users, this guide highlights some practical ways people can protect their privacy online.
Investigate Web Site Privacy Policies
This was a great article, I recommend that you click the link above to read the rest it…
Learn IT, DO IT, Teach IT, Share IT, BE IT
Your CyberHood Watch Partner
Radio Security Journalist
© 2006 – 2012 CyberHood Watch® Blog
[Think IT Won't Happen To You? Using Common Sense, When It Comes To Online Privacy!]
Go to The CyberHood Watch on iTunes to listen to over 400 world-wide professionals & experts helping parents everywhere, by Keeping Our Children Safe online, click below to learn how-to protect yourself!!!