One of the most crucial things nowadays is our personal information like our name, contact number, address, etc. But how many of us do we really think before providing our actual details online either before making any purchase or anything else? We don’t even give a second thought before submitting our information which can be misused in one or another way or can harm our identity. Recent trends have shown that whatever information that we submit online on any third party website is sold away to advertisers.
Have a look at some of the digital ways through which we give our personal details in the wrong hand for misusing it.
1. We open the doors for cybercriminal activity while using unsecured internet connections in a local cyber café or coffee shop
Have you ever imagined that the internet connection that you use at a local cyber café or a coffee shop makes use of an unsecured internet connection? This can really harm your personal information or can result in misuse of that information to cyber hackers.
2. Do you shop online? Never save your bank details there
Most of us like to shop online these days and when it comes to payment, we mostly prefer doing online or digital payments. But do you know its consequences? Your bank account or credit/debit card details that you save there are saved forever by them and can be misused or targeted by hackers.
3. Do you like to keep your mobile location always on? Never do that as your every movement is getting tracked
We make use of some apps which require turning on your location. These apps monitor each of your movements wherever you go with the help of your smartphone and you don’t even know about it that what can happen with you if someone who is trying to follow you or keeping an eye on you.
4. Your personal identity is at risk if it’s in wrong hands
If your data has gone in the wrong hands, there are chances that your personal details and your identity can be stolen and also misused which can be life-threatening.
5. Advertisers monitor your clicks and show you ads based on that to evoke you
Do you know why some ads keep appearing on your screen all the time? It is because of the advertisers that monitor all your clicks and movements that you are interested in. On our preferences, they keep on showing these ads so that you click on them and take the desired action.
6. Your personal information is being sold to companies by the brokers
We don’t even give a second thought while entering our personal details online these days. We are not aware that whatever information that we submit on these websites is sold to the companies by the brokers.
So, beware before you submit any of your personal details online and don’t avoid giving a second thought as it will protect you and your identity.