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3 Ways Hackers Steal Your Personal Data (and 3 Simple Ways to Stop Them)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:39
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3 Ways Hackers Steal Your Personal Data (And 3 Simple Ways To Stop Them)

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Though death and taxes always have been a part of the human experience, hackers now have become yet another unavoidable fact of modern life in this century.

Unfortunately, such cyber threats have become so abundant that you can almost guarantee that you’ll come under their crosshairs at some point. Just ask the CEO of LifeLock, Todd Davis, the guy who openly displayed his own Social Security number on his company ad campaigns – daring hackers to try and use it. Yep, he got hacked, too.

But does that mean we are all at the mercy of such keyboard thuggery? Well, it’s really a numbers game: If you at least mind a few common safe practices, then you will greatly reduce your chances of becoming a victim through simply presenting them with fewer vulnerabilities. If you can make yourself a harder target in comparison to the masses who are extremely vulnerable, then chances are that hackers will pass you by.

Here are a few hacker tactics – and how you can outsmart them.

1. Phishing

By far, the most common tactic in the hacker toolbox is what is known as “phishing.” Essentially, phishing is when a hacker sends you some type of communication via email, SMS, or social media message, and embedded in the link, image or text of that communication is a sneaky way to deceive you into revealing your personal data.

Source: http://www.offthegridnews.com/privacy/3-ways-hackers-steal-your-personal-data-and-3-simple-ways-to-stop-them/

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