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Protecting Your Digital Identity: 5 Ways to Protect Your Identity

By Del Peñano
Mar 7, 2018

In today’s digital world, it’s important to protect your digital identity, since we often spend many hours on the Internet via our smartphones, devices, workstations etc. Cyber thieves knowingly steal your information for criminal and financial gains. How would you react if someone accessed your login credentials to your banking account, health records and ultimately steal your identity? I’m sure we would all take action to protect ourselves from identity theft.

In fact, a recent Javelin Strategy & Research report found that in 2016 there were over 15.4 million consumers that were victims of identity theft or fraud, which resulted in consumers losing over 16 billion dollars. The report find that many of the thieves used stolen login information to access consumer accounts and some opened new accounts in consumers’ names.

When on the Internet, we need to be more cautious and be sure to follow the below guidelines to protect our identity and personal information:

We know it’s hard to completely protect yourself online, but try to follow the above security measures to at least do your part to deter cyber criminals as much as possible.