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-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- the Internet to try to steal your information the consequences could really hurt your credit score joining us now to explain how -- -- it so easy for hackers.
To get our information is -- -- -- a personal finance expert in mourning mourning over sharing information on the -- something we shouldn't do we're all doing that on face for from the social media sites were saying hey we're on vacation -- where the kids that just checked into fancy hotel -- that now you're giving me information TV would be thieves and burglars.
Just like that they're taking it they're piecing it together.
You're setting yourself up for disaster twelve million cases of identity theft last year at 13% from the previous year and a large -- because -- over sharing information hot because so were on vacation and that means that were wealthy enough to vacation on a bad thing to everybody knows figure oh you're a five star hotel I see bad idea a bad idea OK I -- also say not protecting our data yet -- carry at least when it comes electronics you gotta make sure you've got that.
The virus protection and the spyware protection all that stuff you got -- -- Password protection 62% of Smartphone users don't have any password protection whatsoever bad idea also.
-- got to find -- your bank -- what protection do you offer me in terms of virus protection.
Such things of that nature of what you can become a statistic you know a lot of -- get these pop up -- and -- install the latest software protection you know and is a -- -- and in some cases you do wonder if you can just install the software you wanna make -- -- from a reputable company -- and -- for example -- as the big one but there are some clones -- they'll get married to -- there have to be very careful that.
I -- taking quizzes online -- something we.
Another bad idea you're giving it would be -- all this information your mother's maiden name history you grew up on.
Your birthday all of the stuff they are piecing this information together bit by bit and stealing your identity.
You lose your identity all the send these charges are and it accounts for opening your name you're delinquent in your payments -- it all comes back to haunt you even though it's not your problem so they may not get an.
One fell swoop from that information but they if they hit -- I headed over tied it OK you also say shop they don't shop haphazardly.
Use web sites that you're from -- secure sites only HTTP apps -- for secure in the bottom of the screen you'll see a little walk you can click on that you'll see -- -- for -- a company like Verisign for example which is reputable firm.
Tried and true -- only -- of the flyby and it's all right and -- your time on Wi-Fi public oh lots of big known now as well a lot of us -- doing that now in the public hotspots airports allow all the shops and coffee -- they gonna.
These are not protected sites these are not secure sites that you're on -- paying your bills will be doing online shopping were really.
Bad idea okay -- -- thank you so much and that in from.
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