5 Ways Hackers Target You

5 Ways Hackers Target You

You probably think that shopping at your local department store is perfectly safe, and the ‘Verified by Visa’ means you don’t have to worry about making a purchase online. Unfortunately that isn’t the case, every transaction is a chance for hackers to steal from you. Brick and mortar retailers in particular rely more on physical theft prevention that cyber theft and as many as 72% haven’t used basic encryption to protect you.
Here are some basic ways hackers target you and your money.

1. Cloning your Credit/Debit Card

This is when they copy the information that is written on the magnetic stripe on the back of your card. Most cards do have chip and pin technology but cloning still works and is still pretty common. Here is a video showing how it is done.

2. Chip and PIN

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Basic Internet Safety

Basic Internet Security

Anytime that you connect to the internet you open yourself up to cyber attacks.  Hackers try and steal passwords, banking information, credit card numbers and even your tax records.  Sometimes they can completely infect your computer with viruses making it completely unusable.  You can avoid this issues by taking steps to protect yourself and your information.

  1. Use strong passwords.Don’t make it easy for hackers to crack your password.  Make sure it is made up of capital letters, numbers and symbols and make sure it is at least eight characters long.
  2. Use email wisely.Email is how business is conducted and how we stay in touch with friends and family and while you may have taken measures to protect yourself from hackers it doesn’t mean your family has done the same...
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