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Social media sites are the 'in' thing these days, and together with their growing popularity also comes the proliferation of all sorts of cybercrimes, including identity theft.
How many online accounts do you currently own? Which sites do you frequently use? How hack friendly is your password?
Studies show that professional hackers can breach your password security within the blink of an eye. If you have 6 characters in your password with no symbol, it only takes a professional .000224 seconds. If you have 10 characters and one symbol in your password, it takes up to 20 days for a professional to break in. This means that your online banking accounts, personal information, and overall privacy are highly at risk if your password falls within the two categories.
One of my old email accounts fell prey to keystroke logging a few years ago. Although my password wasn't as simple as 'abc123', nothing seems to be impossible for someone who is determined to barge into somebody else's online account and knows about your personal information. Statistics show that the most common victims of online fraud include the following:
- 6.6% of victims are smartphone owners
- 6.8% of victims are social media users who click on the applications
- 8.2% of victims are social media users who have “checked in” using their smartphone GPS
- 10.1% of victims are LinkedIn users
This is where LifeLock comes into the picture.
LifeLock, the leader in identity theft protection, aims to protect individuals and groups from identity theft before the actual damage is done. Aside from being a credit monitoring service, LifeLock safeguards personal information with advanced surveillance techniques and reliable customer service.
LifeLock experts work round-the-clock, that's 24/7/365, in developing new tools to make your personal information safer and more secure. LifeLock is not just a security tool, it also means peace of mind for its clients and customers.
To know more about the services they offer, like LifeLock on Facebook or visit the official LifeLock website.