Are You Concern About Cyber Security?
Do you frequently shop online?
Did you know that Macy’s/Delta/Saks Fifth Avenue have been hacked and their
personal information is out there for the taking? That information can be sold on the dark
web and used to make fraudulent purchases, open new credit card accounts or set up other
Do you have kids at home?
It’s not just your information cyber criminals are after: it’s your children’s identity
as well. 1.3 million children have their identity stolen annually and 50% are under 6 years old.6
Do you frequently use social media?
Facebook has fallen victim to a data breach in recent years, but based on what
you post on social media, hackers might not need to hack into a system to steal your
information. You might be unknowingly giving it to them. Identity thieves can use
information that you have posted and shared on social media to steal your identity. IDSeal
can detect potential risks in social media posts that let you know what you’re putting out
there could be used against you.
Have you or do you have a Yahoo email account?
In 2013, all of Yahoo’s 3 billion users were affected by a data breach. The hackers
were able to get usernames, birth dates, phone numbers, and passwords.
Do you ever use a public WiFi such as at a coffee
shop, a retail store, airport, or hotel?
Many places have free WiFi but how do you know if it is secure or if it is
even legitimate? Just because you recognize the name of a WiFi connection doesn’t
mean it is really that WiFi network. It could actually be an imposter WiFi set up by a
hacker who wants to steal your data. Even if it is a legitimate connection, public WiFi
networks are often unsecure and vulnerable to cybercriminals who can intercept
your data. Think about all of the private information you share online such as
passwords, credit card numbers, financial information, or even medical information.
Using a VPN will help keep your information from falling into the wrong hands!
Have you ever visited a website that you thought
might be unsafe or not legitimate?
It’s easy to accidentally visit an unsafe website, and it can wreak havoc on
your device by installing malware, viruses, ransomware, spyware, and more. Some
websites can trick you into revealing personal information such as your login
credentials, account numbers, your social security number and other sensitive
information. Much of the time, you won’t even know you’re headed to a bad
website. The IDSeal Safe Browsing feature will warn you before it’s too late.
Did you know that you are tracked online and this
information is stored on your device?
Every time you go online, items that track your browsing patterns, such
as browsing history, cookies, website data, and other information are stored on your
device and some of these items can be malicious. Clearing your browsing history and
deleting cookies won’t completely remove all of these items from your device.
IDSeal’s Browsing Tracks Scanner & Cleaner deep-cleans your device and reduces
the chance that your information can be stolen by cybercriminals!
Do you shop online then get followed around the
web with ads for whatever you searched for?
You probably don’t realize that when you go online, behind the scenes
there are companies, separate from the website you are visiting, that are tracking
your activity and collecting data on your browsing patterns. This data is stored on
your computer, and if a cyberthief gets access to it they can use it to obtain your
financial information such as bank or investment accounts, or even take out a loan in
In fact, researchers at Princeton University have issued warnings about web tracking
firms and their ability to abuse password mechanisms to steal usernames and email
addresses, increasing the risk of cybertheft. To help prevent this, they advise users to
install ad blockers or protection extensions!
Did you know that you might be watched or listened
to from the camera on your PC or phone?
Have you ever discussed your favourite shoes with your friend and then
find it on social media the next day? If you thought someone was listening in on you,
you’re right! Lots of apps use your microphone and listen in. You know who else
could be listening in on you? Cybercriminals and hackers. They are also able to take
over your webcam and spy on you.
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