Identity theft is on the increase globally. Nothing is safe. They’re after your Facebook account, your medical identity and your financial assets. Typically, most, if not all of this information, exists in some shape or form on the World Wide Web, which means it can be hacked. You’re especially at risk if you use the same passwords, variations of the same password or personal information such as your birth date, to access this information.
Online crime nowadays comes in various shapes, and identity theft is already a major concern for many consumers worldwide. While users are being thoroughly educated regarding their online behaviour, researchers admit that online identity theft is on the rise.
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That’s right folks… fraud is the latest offering in the service industry. Cybercriminals are selling ‘ready made’ kits, renting out botnets and malicious code such as the Zeus Trojan, Spy Eye and others.
Is the end of computers coming? It’s possible…We’re definitely looking at an era where more and more people are choosing tablets, e-readers, and smartphones over laptops. And experts have predicted that 60% of the market growth for this year will be in those categories.
Be honest, do you 100% know each and every one of your Facebook friends? Could any of them be online friends? Friends you haven’t met in the physical world? If that’s the case, they could well be social bots! Social bots (short for robots) not only masquerade as real people online, but they post like real people do, secretly promoting products or viewpoints, all while slowly stealing your private information. Botnets are the latest in social media dangers.