Monday, December 13, 2010

The increasing vulnerability of the internet to hackers

In addition to the internet being a great tool in helping people accomplishes a lot of things, there is this dark side of unscrupulous people hacking into the systems and illegally taking away personal information and identity and then play with peoples’ lives in ways that was not imagined before. If you are a computer expert, it is much easier to hack into someone’s account and steal their information. But you don’t have to be so vulnerable, unless your information was stolen by some hackers who steal information from the data servers of big corporation, you can really protect yourselves by taken simple and reasonable steps which can really help you in the long run.

Just making your passwords strong and longer and also not to give information if you feel it is suspicious, just pick up the phone and call the company that you have received such and such email and if it is legitimate. Keep all your information to yourself and not share with other people. And also monitor your credit report to make sure everything is correct with it. I know the internet is made by humans and it is not fully secure and there will always be people who will infiltrate it for their own evil plans but you can still make yourself secure by following the aforementioned steps.

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