Part3: Cloning You and Stealing Your ID
"Your 'Online' Doppelganger"
Respectful dedication: 'The Forces of Nature' And !WOW!
Now as we go on, remember that you can considerably reduce the risk of having your identity stolen by removing your details from the electoral roll's marketing database. Take a look at www.locatefirst.com and you will get to feel for the times ahead for the future generations.
You will find that even the passwords of lineage distinction for sale. And then visit Land Registry Website and you will find the names of the owners of any property along with any other financial details that you may be interested. But according to known computer hackers, this site contains vital info for ID fraudsters who can use the info to trick you into telling them things like who you bank with.
So armed with all this info, the 'identity harvester' can call up pretending to be an estate agent and entice more info out of you. And then sell this info on. So for a determined hacker trawling the websites armed with a plan, can dig up anything he wants. Right thru your childhood, your friends, your cars. Anything all the time!
In the days ahead, most students will find themselves surrendering more and more info about themselves. So anyone can find your mobile number, your employers, how you spend your weekends. The more accessible you are Online, the more you are up for grabs!
By joining the millions who post up every minor details about their lives onto websites, blogs, chat rooms, they have inadvertently supplied a potential thief or a marketing company with a treasure trove of personal info.
Let me prove this by quoting as evidence from a live TV demonstration. Two security specialists harvested enough info to steal a woman's identity armed with only her MySpace website address. The site contained just her first name, her age and her birth sign. But the URL at the top included her surname!? With this info anyone can obtain any leads that he desires. In 60 minutes flat all the info was available to manufacture a fake id.
Oh Dear!! Just watch it and get smart!! Before I wish you adieu, let me thank many Universities, esteemed Profs and scores of scores of students who thanked SAM, !WOW! for this world class post. Thank you, all!!
So don't miss tomorrow's Sunshine: "The Curse Of The Cell!!" Haha! Goodnight and God bless.
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