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Social Networking Protection

by: Cresencio Daffon Jr. | 21 May, 2011 09:30:00

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Nowadays, protecting a person’s identity is a big deal when it comes to personal information both manually and online, especially, when it comes to social networking sites like facebook, MySpace and Friendster. You have to be very careful in giving private information such as your complete real name, physical address, home and mobile phone number, social security identification, and debit or credit card numbers. Because in doing so, you are actually divulging information that may not be necessary to share, most importantly, when you are going to do it using the Web.

It’s really dangerous and risky if you are sharing information beyond your personal limits. You have to be meticulous and be very careful in posting personal matters online. Because there are a lot of identity thieves and hackers roaming all throughout the cyberspace, all you need to do is to take necessary precautions and preventive measures to protect yourself from privacy invasion.

Here are the ways and means you can do to avoid frauds and identity theft by unscrupulous persons on the internet.

You need to distinguish the difference between social networking and real privacy

If you are fond of joining social networking sites or groups, chances are, that sometimes you are a bit careless in providing information, especially, if the data you’re giving comes from your personal profile that everyone who visits your page can see it. You need to carefully read the details of what you’re typing before saving it on your Web profile.

Your information may be seen by your friends’ friends

You also need to be extra careful when you expose some of your personal information online, because you’ll never know when bad guys are going to intrude or invade your privacy by gathering your personal data. Sometimes, even friends of your friends may access your information and your data will be read. You better review your profile first before sharing it to all.

Know by heart who are your real online friends

You have to specifically know who are on your buddy lists and exercise restrictions before you accept an invitation of friendship from unknown people. There are instructions within a social networking site to take control of your friends’ lists and invitations coming from outside sources.

In sharing information online you have to be cautious

Like what was mentioned, you have to be extra careful when you are to share information linking to your personal data. You don’t have to share your real complete name, address, phone numbers, social security number, and information about your monetary cards (credit/debit). Avoiding hackers and identity thieves is our main goal to achieve our personality protection.

You are now fully equipped when it comes to your personal information protection on the Web.


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