Have you taken any steps toward protecting your identity? In the age of the Internet and social media, it has become increasingly important to be vigilant of how you are presenting yourself and what information you are giving away. Thieves can target anyone, but they prefer people who make it easy for them. There is good news, however, as it is possible to take some simple steps toward protecting yourself online and reducing your chances of being hacked.
Experts at Theft Authority have put together a basic guide on 6 ways Internet users can protect their identities online. Their advice includes detailed thoughts on what to do on social media, how to deal with people who contact you online, how to use wireless networks, and how to dispose of paper documents safely.
Every adventure online can open up new worlds, new shopping experiences, and interactions with strangers from near and far, but it does require a modicum of carefulness. Taking care of your identity both in real life and online, has never been so vital.