One of the main things to be aware of when we talk about your personal information is your at risk of identity theft.
According to latest news figures by 2015 the number of people connected to the internet could reach to approximately 2.7 million, that’s 40% of the world’s population.
This statistic is worrying due to the fact that most people use the internet on their phone rather than a desktop or laptop computer. Nowadays a lot of jobs pay for you to have a work mobile which may seem great, however the amount of confidential information you will be checking on your phone could easily be hacked compared with a normal computer.
So what are the main risks for online users?
Impersonators – Be sure who is seeing your information whether it’s personal or financial. A good point here is say a company sends a request for your personal information make sure the company are who they say they are, check the email via their website or give their customer service team a call.
Secure your data – Make sure your browser is secure. You can guard online transactions by using encryption software which then scrambles information sent via the internet
Passwords – No matter the type of computer or mobile you use for your internet service, keep passwords strong think of something creative that only you would know. It is recommended passwords contain both letters and numbers.
Be careful what you post – Nowadays everyone is on the top Social Networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. But whether you are an individual or a business you need to be careful what you post online, never leave personal information or financial details on these sites.
Security is a must for you and your personal information so be careful what your using on your mobile’s.