Tammy Broccas July 10, 2018
online stalking

It is not a guarantee that stalkers will remain as hidden figures forever, especially in the current times we live in and the evolution of technology. All the technological advancements we have had over the last 50 years have had their benefits, but have also led to the increase of unscrupulous people on the internet, and makes it easier for them to achieve their harmful objectives.

It is therefore important to know the measures you can take to protect yourself. As long as you use the internet, you are at risk of being attacked by these individuals, and you would not like it if it happened to you or someone you know. Here are some measures you can take to safeguard you, your privacy and your information.

Maintain a sense of privacy

The era of social media dictates that you spend so much time talking about yourself to your ‘friends’. This includes revealing where you live, your age, what job you pursue, your birthday, or even what you do throughout your day.

Although it is nice to show a part of yourself on social media, you should also be careful not to reveal too much that can compromise on your security. Once you post something, everyone will see it, so you need to be mindful of the things you post.

In addition, you can choose to modify the security settings of your account, and choose what to reveal and what not to reveal. If someone wants to find out something about you, they should ask you directly or in person, and keep in mind that it is a better option to be safe than sorry.

Use security software

The reason antiviruses exist is to protect your computer, mobile device or account from the attacks of hackers or online stalkers. You may not know every person that tries to access your information, and you may not know every website that is threatening. The antivirus and software protection programs will always keep an eye out for you and block or warn you about suspicious…
 

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