A breach in your personal
privacy protection could
easily lead to hackers stealing your identity. It's
happening to someone every 5 seconds.
IdentityTheft is a serious crime.
People whose identities have been stolen can spend months or years - and their
hard-earned money - cleaning up the mess thieves have made of their good name
and credit record. In the meantime, victims may lose job opportunities, be
refused loans, education, housing or cars, or even get arrested for crimes they
Daily vigilance at home, in the work place and on the
internet is necessary to reduce the risks of Identity Theft. Scams and fraud
face all of us everywhere and there is the potential of being spied upon
both off the internet and on.
Every Family Member
should be aware of these threats and participant in your personal security
protection efforts to avoid identity theft.
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If you use the
Internet, odds are your PC has spyware on it right now.
When you receive e-mail, visit websites, or download music, games or software,
these digital Peeping Toms can easily sneak into your personal computer.
Always watching, spyware PESTS can reveal
your deepest secrets to unscrupulous hackers, thieves, and relentless spammers.
What types of computer monitoring spy programs are
being used to collect our private information?
There are simple ones known as keyloggers which record your
keystrokes for later viewing on the same PC and then there are the totally
insidious type which can record your screen as a slide show and Email the
recording to someone else. Of course, there is everything in between.
Why is this so dangerous?
Anyone who may want to keep an eye on you can easily learn
more about you than you would ever want them to know. Spy software makes it easy for anybody
to get your financial information, credit card numbers, and web site passwords!
There are ways to minimize this risk and avoid identity theft. You can lock away all of your Passwords, Images, Documents,
Video and Audio into one Encrypted database for your eyes only.
Images, Documents, Video Files, Audio Files and even all of the logins and
passwords you have for both computer applications and non-computer applications
such as bank account numbers, etc., can be encrypted..
You don't need to delete images, video and other files that you don't want
others to see.
Encryption programs like
Enigma (Click for free trial) can
be thought of as a private
that will enable you to lock away all of your private information so
that only you can view it, not
anyone but you or the people you allow to.
Will encryption stop people from accessing your information?
Yes, in most
instances. Encryption simply makes it harder for people to gain access to
important information, like passwords or sensitive information in a file. The
first thing you should know about encryption is that the formula used to
encrypt can be simple or very complex. The complexity affects how securely what
you have encrypted is protected. Encryption systems have been broken when the
method of encryption is understood by hackers and is easy to break.
Then, why bother to encrypt your files?
It really depends on
what you store on your
computer. If you do have financial data with important information like social
security numbers, email addresses, account numbers and passwords, you open
yourself up to losing very valuable information as long as you are connected to
Anti-spyware technology is
constantly improving. The software developers invest major resources to
produce security utilities for complete system protection against the ever
changing Hacker's intrusion tactics.
Reviews of the latest and most effective security software are presented
regularly in our Security Alert News Reporter newsletter
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