Thursday, March 9, 2017
Ban these 5 tech activites to protect your privacy Blogger:Being Sane Takes Too Much Work
(1) GIVING STRANGERS ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER. The email looks like it's from Microsoft. It claims your account was compromised and wants permission "to remove the malware". Instead, your personal data is trying to be stolen. (2) OPENING AN EMAIL ATTACHMENT FROM SOMEONE YOU DON'T KNOW. To get you to click on an attachment, scammers say things like "I love you" in the subject line. After clicking on the attachment, it then installs malware allowing your computer to be taken over. (3) USING A THUMB DRIVE YOU GOT FOR FREE AT A CONVENTION OR STORE. These free memory devices often contain malware. (4) CONDUCTING PRIVATE BUSINESS ON A PUBLIC WI-FI SYSTEM. Everything you type can be picked up by a skilled hacker that is sitting near you. (5) POSTING SOMETHING ON FACEBOOK YOU MIGHT REGRET SOMEDAY. Everything is retrievable, including what you've deleted. Hackers can even get past privacy buttons.