Protect your online privacy

Data breaches from Social media accounted for over 56% of the 4.5 billion data records compromised worldwide in the first half of 2018. This increases our risk of Identity theft.
Some of the examples of identity theft are:
  • Credit cards or bank accounts are opened on your name leading to financial loss
  • Fake social media profiles created to defame you or to cheat someone known to you
  • Impersonate you to communicate with your friends or bank/telecom customer care to steal your money
Follow the below steps to secure your social media presence:

 

  1. Refrain from posting personal details: Social media posts have a tendency of being inclined towards personal lives of individuals. However, it is important to be wary of details and not give out information which can later be used to steal your identity
  2. Details such as your date of birth, place of birth are generally used as secondary information to reset passwords or ascertain your identity
  3. Avoid posting your location as it may be used by stalkers
  4. Tune viewership of your posts accordingly. Manage Facebook privacy settings
  5. Restrict commenting options: Fine tuning comments for your posts is also suggested especially when people are tagged in it. This restricts unknown and uninvited online entities to comment advertisements, lewd website links or tag more uninvited entities in the comments section.
  6. Beware of fun games that are asking your private information. Hackers create these fun games to steal your personal information.

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