In this day and age, we can do just about anything online. And it’s liberating. We can book appointments, speak to friends around the world, and make money too!
Because of that, we tend to mainly see the internet as a wonderful thing. It provides opportunities that we may not have ever had before. However, it is also important for us all to think about the risks that come with that. And, as a result, ask – are you ever truly safe online?
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It’s lovely to be able to connect with different people online. You may find that you discover new business opportunities or make new friendships as a result. But, at the same time, you have to remember that you’re online – and that people may not be who they day they are. Catfishing can happen, so it’s better to be overcautious than targeted.
Catfishing is a type of deceptive activity where a person creates a sockpuppet social networking presence, or fake identity on a social network account, usually targeting a specific victim for abuse, deception, or fraud. Catfishing is often employed for romance scams on dating websites. The practice may be used for financial gain, to compromise a victim in some way, or simply as forms of trolling or wish fulfillment.
The next thing is for you to be aware of fraud. This one can easily tie into the points above or below, because you can be defrauded by people you meet or cyber crime.
But, you may find that your details are used against you, whether that be your personal information on financial fraud with your cards and online banking.
There are 1000’s of victims who lost their money, we read a lot of news about cyber crime. The bad news is cyber crime is increasing day by day so we need to be very careful.
Then we have cyber crime. Hacking really does happen. And even if you think you’re not at risk of malware, you could be. So, it’s important to be wary of what you do online, and take steps to keep your devices safe.
For more information about the risk of cyber crime, particularly for businesses and organizations, just take a look at the infographic below.
Infographic Design By Norwich University
The above Infographic not only discussed the problems but provided the solution as well. I believe it provided you with great insights.
Remember, safety and security are the top priorities!
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