Click Image To Visit SiteIt used to be that people could lock their private files and sensitive paperwork away in a desk or safe and feel confident that it was secure from prying eyes. Today, personal and financial data is stored on home PC’s, work laptops, and with cloud-based internet storage providers. In too many cases, computer privacy is neglected and electronic files are left unprotected. Anti-virus and spyware software are designed to clean up a user’s computer after it’s been compromised, but do nothing to protect the sensitive documents that it’s storing. Families have traded the security of paper for the convenience of digital media.
If you’ve thought through the implications of this, you’re probably concerned about what this means for your family’s digital security. You’ve probably heard stories of identity theft and how people have struggled to repair their reputations and recover from the financial damage of identity theft. If someone gets access to your computer for even a short period of time, it wouldn’t be difficult to gather your private data and steal it without you even knowing that anything happened. Identity theft, credit card fraud, and online harrassment can all start when your tax records, financial statements, or photos fall into the wrong hands.