What do you see in the image above?
If you notice the back wheel of this pushcart with a blue rim, you can make out that its owner has put a chain around the wheel along with a lock towards protection against theft.
If you do a closer inspection, you observe that it’s not locked properly!
I don’t know what purpose the lock and chain serve in this example.
Unknowingly the owner of this vehicle is happy, thinking that his cart is safe!
You are no different from the above pushcart owner!
This Chain and open lock reminded me of what you all do on the internet.
You think you are safe because you are unknown entity in the internet world and nobody is really interested to know what you are up to. Is it not so?
You may hide the IP address etc but still you are not safe!
Whether you like it or not, the truth is everyone is exposed to fraud by the fraudsters!
Some examples include Phishing and spoofing, Malware, data breach, Ransomware even your business email compromise.
You are all aware of the emails you received from the famous Nigerian Prince or Princess!
My friend, be vigilant 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
Follow Simple rules like
- not sending money to an unknown person,
- not sharing your personal or financial details with strangers,
- not clicking on hyperlinks or opening attachments from unknown sources,
- not checking the if the URL has a padlock 🔒 symbol, and
- don’t forget to use two-step verification for your credit cards or your email address.
- Not getting tempted to download apps from google play etc.
The tragedy is you can’t be careful all the time and chances are that your Iron Safe is breached when you are in a hurry and commit mistakes.
But some precautionary steps can be taken.
What about the blogosphere?
Are you careful enough?
In the blogosphere, one can easily make out what type of a person you are, and your tastes, your fancies etc, from the various discussions you do with your readers or followers.
Knowingly or unknowingly….somewhere you blabber the truth about yourself however much you try to safeguard the same.
Many think that they are intelligent by being careful, but sadly that is not the case…because we have our human tendency to our own break downs when the situation is ripe and you may open up unknowingly!
“Hardware is easy to protect: lock it in a room, chain it to a desk, or buy a spare.
Information poses more of a problem.
It can exist in more than one place; be transported halfway across the planet in seconds, and be stolen without your knowledge”
The more technology you bring into your life, the more privacy you lose and you are not secure at all!!
My friend your ‘Privacy is dead because you are addicted to the internet.
“What happens in Vegas ends up on YouTube” Tim Leberecht
Please share your views and thoughts on ‘privacy and safety aspect’ in the internet world.
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Take care, my friend.
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