Infographic: Protect Yourself Online

14. March 2012 Internet Security 0

Great Infographic from the folks at FrugalDad. With most websites collecting user data, every person with a computer should be thinking about how to protect their sensitive information. The graphic includes some troubling statistics about just how much personally identifiable information is floating around unprotected on the Internet. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon recently found they could accurately predict the full nine-digit social security numbers of millions of people using publicly available information on the web. With 1 in 10 consumers in the US already having fallen victim to identity theft, protecting your sensitive and private information with security software is an extremely wise decision. This graphic lays out some of the facts about how pervasive data collection is and how it works, and has some useful tips about how to protect your data.