How To Avoid Getting Hacked

Hackers want your information. In 2012, over 12 million unsuspecting internet users fell victim to cyber-security threats. Over $21 billion dollars was lost, 98% of which were contributed by stolen payment data (credit card information, bank account details) obtained by hackers through fraudulent transactions.

In order to better protect yourself against identity theft, you would first need to understand the ways hackers steal your private information. And it couldn’t be easier, thanks to this infograph by HotspotShield.com.

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Comments (17)
  • Gianna Marie L

    thnx

  • Steve T

    Very well presented! And this is a topic we all need to stay on top of, as it is constantly changing due to technology, laws, and innovative tactics on both sides of the security issue.

  • Sonny Awaraka

    Your article on how to avoid being hacked is very useful and i wish I could easily share it with others.However, you did not provide a sharing tool on your article or site.It will be cool if you can provide this for all your articles.I am a subscriber to makeuseof and wish I could share some of your article with some of my friends without hassles of first printing,scanning and attachment.

    • Jackson Chung

      Hi Sonny, there a few social sharing options in the floating bar. Are you viewing this on your tablet/mobile or PC? Alternatively, you may email a link to this page to your friends or whomever you wish to share it with.

  • Augustine Correa

    Quite informative article & great infographics [kudos Hotspot]…But looking at the seriousness & utility of the article shouldn’t it be in the Internet section rather than ROFL.

    • Jackson Chung

      True, but infographs are generally posted under the ROFL category.

  • Rawal B

    Nice Information. I was also scammed an amount of $800 by money ex-changers last year. It is also on a very wide.

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