You’re always at risk of being hacked
If you send e-mails, post Facebook updates, check your bank account balance online or do anything that requires the Internet, you could be hacked. In fact, last August, Mat Honan, senior writer for tech magazine Wired—someone presumably well aware of the dangers of hacking—got hacked. He lost data from his iPhone, iPad, and MacBook, including all photos of his one-year-old daughter. “My entire digital life was destroyed,” he wrote on wired.com. Luckily, embracing the Luddite lifestyle isn’t your only option. These five simple steps can greatly reduce your chances of being hacked. Make sure you watch out for these online scams.
Be aware of what you share
goodluz/Shutterstock You don’t have to delete your Facebook or Twitter account to say safe, but posting birth dates, graduation years, or your mother’s maiden name-info often used to answer security questions to access your accounts online or over the phone-on social-media sites makes a hacker’s job even easier. These are photos you should never post on social media.