Protect your personal data
With the ubiquity of computers and mobile communications, the personal sphere is increasingly at risk. And none of us can be completely sure how our personal data is used with you. Not to mention the fact that the increasing number of e-mails, “spam”, and calls with “offers” has long deprived us of the right to be left alone. Is it possible, at least in part, to protect yourself in this area?
Frankly, it’s not naive to believe that any Internet site, in particular a social site, is guaranteed to protect your personal information. Today, the Internet is primarily used for business development. We can say that the Internet is a business. Therefore, those who are promoting such a business will always be interested in using our personal data. To some extent, this is normal and justified.
Another thing is what kind of personal data you yourself allow others to use. Try to imagine that you have a large amount of cash. Would you defiantly keep it in front of everyone? Hardly. So you are more likely to provoke robbers. Personal data is also a kind of “cash”, so do not provoke scammers by displaying them on the Internet.
Are you ready to tell others – strangers – your name, occupation, address, passport details, hobbies and preferences, photos. Something from this list you will probably find more confidential than others. And do not forget that what once fell into cyberspace will never disappear from there. Large sites tend to duplicate their information.
High security includes not only complex logins and passwords. Data encryption and the use of secure channels are necessary when it comes to extremely confidential information.