Seven Tips to Keep Your Identity Secure Online

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Google and other services offer two-factor authentication (e.g., an additional confirmation sent to your mobile phone upon a login attempt from a new device) to protect your account even in cases where your password has been compromised.

How secure is your online identity? Did you know that identity theft is more easily and more frequently perpetrated on the Web than it is in the physical world? The biggest reason this is true is because physical access to documents, face-to-face conversations, and in-country mailing addresses are not required, and attackers can be located anywhere in the world. As a result, online accounts are targeted for a variety of reasons by many skilled attackers in many countries.

So what can you do to keep yourself safe from being hacked or having your identity stolen? This slideshow features seven tips, identified by Shuman Ghosemajumder, vice president of strategy at Shape Security, to help keep you from being hacked and losing your identity online.


Related Topics : Network Security, Unified Threat Management

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