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Online stores offer a convenient, easy-to-use way of shopping, especially for those busy individuals. Shopping an item is so easy; it’s just within a few clicks and then voila, it’s done!
This is why online shopping gains its popularity every year. Almost everything can be bought online! You name it, the internet has it. However, it's important to take note that you'll still need to take some precautions when purchasing items online. Remember, cyber criminals are always on the prowl.
Identity thieves use low-tech methods such as stealing your wallet or even eavesdropping at key moments as well as sophisticated Internet scams to rob people of their sensitive personal data. That's why it's critical to closely protect any documents, banking cards, or sensitive numbers that can be used by thieves for their personal gain — whether you're at home, out and about in public, or surfing the Web.
Below are basic guidelines we have compiled to help you reduce the risk of identity theft, whether you are online or offline:
Last month, we unveiled the latest version of Ad-Aware, with breakthrough features such as a Safe Browsing system and integration with ID Watchdog. Ad-Aware 10.2 version offers real-time protection against malicious URLs and provides free credit report monitoring that extends the protection delivered in Ad-Aware to offer customers the most reliable online security.
Skype has confirmed that its VoIP software contains a bug which could result in instant messages (IMs) being sent to unintended recipients. The privacy bug was first reported in the Skype Support Network by a user who, after an update to their Skype client last month, encountered the problem in which some of their messages went to another contact. Following this report, a number of other users also confirmed having experienced the problem.
The hacker team D33Ds Co has published a text file that contains 453 491 emails with user passwords for a wide Internet audience. Among them there are more than 138 thousands of Yahoo accounts.
Associated Press has reported that despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago.