Whether you deal with selling items or services online or in a store, there are risks when it comes to your customer’s personal information. Even the POS cash register systems that many retail chains use are subject to hackers since they work over the internet, and without the proper protection these hackers can walk away with more than just people’s credit card numbers.
Whether you are an artist or a crafter, or you are a published author or an inspired poet, if you are sharing your intellectual property online you may want to be doing a few things to protect it. Nothing could be more heartbreaking than having someone steal your work. You don’t have to hide your work in order to keep someone from stealing it though.
It’s about more than just making sure you let people know it’s your intellectual property though. Even files can get damaged and corrupted by hackers if your computer isn’t safe. Here are a few easy ways you can work harder to protect your artistic and creative endeavors. There’s no sense in letting someone else take credit for something you put your heart into! [Read more…]
Whether you are running a business online, banking online, or simply playing games online, you need to do what you can in order to protect your identity and your credit cards and bank accounts. Just because there are risks online doesn’t mean you should stop using the internet, since there are just as many risks shopping at your favorite local store or pumping gas at the station on the corner.
In fact, you can probably protect yourself more when shopping and playing online, since there are ways to protect your computer and to make sure you are paying for things securely. These days just paying at the pump for gas is a risk to your bank account, not to mention the card scanners that can steal your credit card information while it’s in your wallet or purse. [Read more…]
Unfortunately, every day there are new threats that make themselves known in the world. Even though there are many that have been foiled in their attempts to steal, kill and destroy, there are even more threats out there that lurk beneath the surface and wait to pounce on unsuspecting subjects.
Many of the dangers of this world don’t have to do with technology or the internet, as muggings still happen every day. Rapes, robberies, battery, and murder will never go away as long as there is evil in this world. The unsettling thing about danger is that as the world grows in number and technological advancements, so too does the amount of crime, only now, it’s not limited to the physical world. [Read more…]
Information technology in general is important across basically all industries these days. But, because there are different types of sensitive information, and different ways that information can be used for you, against you, and to manipulate you, there are different sets of protection and regulation in specific circumstances.
For instance, in the real estate industry, particular care and specificity is involved in with things like regulatory agencies, protection against hacking, bankruptcy involvement, best practices from client and consumer standpoints, and being sure to pay attention to mail legitimacy.
Many couples today share an account not only offline but even online such as through their banks or their favorite social networking sites. While this may be an advantage to them in more ways than one, it can become a problem once they separate or get divorced.