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Seven Tips to Keep Your Identity Secure Online

  • Seven Tips to Keep Your Identity Secure Online-
    Part of making sure you trust a site is verifying that the organization behind the website is reputable. Another part is making sure you trust your connection to that website. You should ensure that the URL is correct, and that you navigated to it directly, and did not click on a link from an unsolicited email, IM, or pop-up.

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Seven Tips to Keep Your Identity Secure Online

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    Part of making sure you trust a site is verifying that the organization behind the website is reputable. Another part is making sure you trust your connection to that website. You should ensure that the URL is correct, and that you navigated to it directly, and did not click on a link from an unsolicited email, IM, or pop-up.

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.