Wrestling Online Privacy

By Staff

Computer security and privacy protection is becoming more and more of a practical necessity. These days, data collection and the dangers of hacking are becoming more and more present and pervasive: nearly every website collects user data, and nearly every person with a computer should be thinking about how to protect their sensitive information. Norton Internet Security makes some of the best products for protecting privacy and ensuring the general security of your technology against viruses and other malicious threats like phishing and trojans. Norton has been making protective security software since 1990, and they offer a fairly comprehensive line of products to help their customers keep their computer systems and private information safe and secure.
Privacy is becoming an increasing issue in an age where nearly everything can be done or negotiated online. There are troubling statistics about just how much personally identifiable information is floating around unprotected on the Internet. Recently, for example, researchers at Carnegie Mellon found they could accurately predict the full nine-digit social security numbers of millions of people using publicly available information on the web. With 1 and 10 consumers in the US already having fallen victim to identity theft, investing in software to help protect your sensitive and private information is a wise decision. This infographic has some useful tips about how to further protect your data, and it lays out some of the facts about how pervasive data collection is and how it works.