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Four Things That Put You at Risk Online, According to a Hacker

It’s almost impossible to avoid being hacked if someone really wants to do it.  But the idea is to make it hard enough that they’ll skip over you, and go for some other schmuck who easier to hack.

Someone talked to an actual hacker about things people do that put them at risk online.  Here are four big ones . . .

1.  Not changing your password regularly.  You’ve probably heard it a million times, but it’s THAT important.  If you’ve been using the same password for five years, change it.  Especially if you use the same one across multiple websites.

2.  Posting a photo of your house key.  Some people do it to celebrate after they get a new place.  But hackers can use that photo to make a copy of your key and break in.  And if the photo is geo-tagged, they can find out exactly where you live.

3.  Your teenager posting a photo of their new driver’s license.  As dumb as it sounds, it happens all the time.  And hackers can use it to steal their identity, or go after YOU since you’re the one with the money.

4.  Not looking at what’s in the background of photos before you post them.  Like taking a selfie at your desk, and not realizing your passwords are taped up behind you.  And also be careful about things like paychecks, and what’s on your computer screen.


5 Year-Old Kid Damages $132,000 Statue


Inside Edition claims a child from Overland Park, Kansas recently destroyed a $132,000 glass statue. The children and their parents were attending a wedding at a community center when one of them hugged the rare sculpture before it fell to the floor. The sculpture was on loan to the community center. The community center filed a claim with their insurance company before the insurance company sent a letter to the child’s mom saying she was responsible because she was negligent in monitoring her children. The family is now talking to their own insurance company

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