DON'T GET HACKED...ONLINE OR AT THE PUMP:

June 18, 2018


It's almost impossible to avoid being hacked if someone really wants to do it.  But the idea is to make it hard enough that they'll skip over you, and go for some other schmuck who easier to hack.

According to an actual hacker, here are four mistakes that leave you vulnerable online:

1.  Not changing your password regularly.  You've probably heard it a million times, but it's THAT important.  If you've been using the same password for five years, change it.  Especially if you use the same one across multiple websites.

2.  Posting a photo of your house key.  Some people do it to celebrate after they get a new place.  But hackers can use that photo to make a copy of your key and break in.  And if the photo is geo-tagged, they can find out exactly where you live.

3.  Your teenager posting a photo of their new driver's license.  As dumb as it sounds, it happens all the time.  And hackers can use it to steal their identity, or go after YOU since you're the one with the money.

4.  Not looking at what's in the background of photos before you post them.  Like taking a selfie at your desk, and not realizing your passwords are taped up behind you.  And also be careful about things like paychecks, and what's on your computer screen. 

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And BEE careful when swiping your credit card at the pump, ATM's and at any store..  Check out the videos in the links below:

SKIMMER AT STORE REGISTER 

SKIMMER AT GAS PUMP

SKIMMER AT ATM

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(Huffington Post)