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What is
Internet Privacy & Security?

Internet privacy and security refers to the level of protection your personal data gets on the Internet. Many factors can affect Internet privacy and security, including identity profile safety, availability of posted personal records, breached information, exposed personal details, and many other things that could lead to identity theft.

What is Internet Privacy & Security?
Personal Accounts Phishing

Personal Accounts Phishing

Through a process of “phishing” your private information can become exposed on the Internet. The type of details that identity thieves target is usually the most important personally identifiable information about you such as your DOB, SSN, phone numbers and email addresses, family members and associates, employment information and history, education records, social and web profiles and accounts, online usernames, private user IDs and private images, videos, posts, chats, and other information.

Internet Pharming Scams

Internet Pharming Scams

Internet privacy and security involve many online scams, including “pharming.” Pharming is an Internet breaching technique used to redirect a legitimate website visitor to a fraudulent website. It uses a masked IP address concealing the fake destination, so you are not aware you are using a scam website.

Spyware & Privacy Breaches

Spyware & Privacy Breaches

Many identity thieves use spyware to try and compromise your privacy and security. Spyware is malicious code that infects your computer to spy on you. This additional software is installed without the user’s consent or knowledge. Thieves wait until your computer or device is online, and then access your data using the spyware already installed.

Malware Threats

Malware Threats

Identity thieves may use malware to compromise your identity. Malware is a virus program identity thieves use to steal your information. It may be installed on your local machine or payment terminals in retail stores. We recommend that you regularly scan your computer and personal information for any breaches and exposures to help identify potential issues.

Ransomware & Computer Attacks

Ransomware & Computer Attacks

There are many ways that your Internet privacy and security could become weak and compromised. Another way this can happen is ransomware. Ransomware is a type of illegal software that hackers install on your device to take over your data and accounts. Sometimes thieves use ransomware to blackmail money from you or take control of your bank accounts.

Online Shopping Security

Online Shopping Security

Internet privacy and security is a growing concern for people who make online purchases, visit social media websites, or participate in online games and other online forums. The most crucial part of Internet security is to make sure that your account password is not compromised or revealed, or your identity or account information could be breached and stolen.

Exposed Records

Exposed Records

Your personal information could become exposed through phishing, pharming, spyware, ransomware, malware, viruses, Trojans, and other fraudulent software. Be sure to check what type of records about you are exposed by running one of our free scans and making sure everything is correct, up to date, and contains no suspicious or erroneous information.

Browser Safety & Security

Browser Safety & Security

Always use preventative types of software applications such as approved antivirus software, identity theft protection, and monitoring services, anti-spam software, and correctly configure firewalls to help you browse the Internet safely and securely. We strongly recommend that you run a regular scan of your information to make sure you know what is available about you on the Internet and what types of data have been posted online.

How can I strengthen my Internet Privacy & Security?

Use Preventative Software or Service Use Preventative Software or Service

We strongly recommend that you start using various approved, reviewed, and authorized types of preventative software and services to help curb privacy violations such as antivirus software, anti-malware, anti-spam, computer and device firewalls, VPN cloaking and masking software, anti-ransomware, anti-spyware, and a comprehensive identity theft protection and monitoring service.

Safe Shopping & Browsing Safe Shopping & Browsing

Avoid shopping on unreliable or unfamiliar websites that look suspicious or ask you strange or revealing personal questions that would not be required for that service. If you think you are in danger of having your information and personal details stolen, hacked, leaked, or breached, we recommend that you stop the activity immediately and verify that the website that you are using is legitimate.

Avoid Data Exposures Avoid Data Exposures

Avoid exposing your personal details on websites with lower or non-existent security levels. Always verify that your connection is private and secure and that the security certificate is valid and up to date. The types of data that could be intercepted on such sites include your name, addresses, account details, email, phone, relatives, dob, SSN, and any other personally identifiable data.

Clear Browser Cache & History Clear Browser Cache & History

We strongly recommend that you use protection software that automatically clears your browser cache and browsing history regularly. Doing so will help you prevent certain types of online scams and fraudulent activities by ensuring all installed cookies and Internet data could not be used against you if you visited a compromised website in the past.

Password Protection Password Protection

Always use very strong passwords that consist of letters, numbers, and special characters in your accounts online to prevent unauthorized activity such as scams, account takeovers, phishing, hacking, intercepting, spying, breaching, compromising, and other identity theft scams, as well as keep your identity and your public profile safe and protected.

Keep Your Information Monitored Keep Your Information Monitored

To check your Internet privacy & security levels, run one of our free scans verifying your public identity and public records. We will instantly let you know what type and how many of your public records are available online and are potentially exposed for others to see. We look for combinations of your personally identifiable information such as your name, address, DOB, and other data to show you how much of your profile is currently exposed.

Popular Questions About Internet Privacy & Security

What is Internet privacy & security?

Internet or online privacy and security is how well your device and private information is protected and secured while you browse online or use online services.

Can you help me protect my Internet privacy & security?

Yes, although no service can completely protect your Internet privacy and security, our identity theft protection and monitoring service will give you the upper hand by notifying you of any suspicious activity that has to do with your identity profile and personal records, so you can check and verify that everything is correct.

What is online privacy and security?

Online privacy and security also known as Internet privacy and security refers to how well protected and safe your private and personal information is online, and the levels of security that are being used for that purpose.

How can I prevent Internet privacy violations?

To help prevent Internet privacy violations, use preventative software and services such as identity theft protection and monitoring service, antivirus software, anti-malware, anti-spam software, computer and device firewalls, and other types of helpful software and services.

What types of Internet privacy violations exist?

Many types of Internet privacy violations and scams exist online such as fake or fraudulent websites and web services, phishing violations, pharming threats, spyware software, malware, ransomware, and other types of illegal software and methods used by online identity thieves to steal and misuse your identity profile and personally identifiable information.

What are Internet privacy risks?

Internet privacy risks include exposing or breaching your private information online, such as your private IP address, security PIN, bank account number, password, usernames, credit or debit card numbers, and other relevant personal information be used against you by identity thieves.

What type of information could be exposed through weak privacy?

Many types of personal information could become exposed due to weak privacy and security such as your user data, including username, passwords, account numbers, security questions and answers, PINs, credit account numbers, and other personally identifiable pieces of data.

Is Internet privacy & security important?

Internet privacy and security is extremely important for ensuring that your online experience is safe and protected from possible scams and identity theft incidents such as breached accounts, exposed personal information, stolen details, and hacked account registration information, and leaked public records and other details about you.

Does identity theft protection help with Internet privacy?

Although identity theft protection and monitoring service cannot help you protect against all Internet privacy and security violations, it may give you an edge when dealing with such situations. It will also notify you in case your data or personal information had become compromised.

How can I start monitoring my Internet privacy & security?

To start monitoring your information, run one of our free scans to check instantly what type of information is considered breached or exposed and to see the report summary with our quick assessment of your identity threats and possible identity theft incidents.

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