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Online Data Security Protection – Preventing Data Theft

Data Theft and Data Security Management

Online spending is becoming more and more popular these days and is continuing to grow into a multi-billion dollar industry. Still, most consumers lack a good understanding of online data protection and online security which makes preventing data theft an uphill battle. Data theft protection

Studies show that most of the people put the blame on themselves for these computer data theft security problems. Less than a quarter claim security problems were caused by the vendor’s website or browser technology.

Most users have no interest in learning more about online security and don’t have a clue about their rights once their security is compromised. Their ideas on online data protection seem to be heavily influenced by stories that appear in the popular press.

How to Prevent Data Theft – Secure Data

The majority of people shopping online say they want more security and protect data. They are reluctant however to give up some of their transaction speed in order to increase the security of their online purchase. Two-way verification and authentication is only deemed acceptable for online banking.

This probably also explains why the most people feel safe during online banking transactions as opposed to using a credit card online. It is a Catch22 situation for the e-commerce sites. How to improve security and data protection without negatively affecting the user experience.

Phishing mails and sites

There are basically 2 kinds of phishing scams. Their aim is to try to get to your personal information
A phishing site is a website that pretends to be a legitimate site, luring you into entering your personal data like user name, password, bank account number, credit card details etc…

The same goes for a phishing e-mail, which tries to look like an official e-mail from a legitimate institution like your bank.

The majority of people feel confident that they can spot a phishing e-mail or site. But what if you fall for a phishing scam? It means you have unknowingly given away confidential information. To prevent data theft you should never open or answer an email of which the sender is unknown to you.

 

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