The dangers of disclosing personal information on the web

Social media is ruling people’s lives these days. People you know and even those you do not know get to know all about your life and your whereabouts when you share too much personal information online. Here are the risks of sharing personal information on the web:

  1. Stalkers welcome:

Indirectly you would be attracting stalkers when you actively share too much personal information online. And the cases of cyber stalking have now increased in all parts of the world.

  1. Robbing is easy:

By updating all about your whereabouts you are sending out information to the world when your home is unmanned. So this gives a great opportunity for robbing your house and this is not a farfetched idea, it is something that is very commonly happening all over the world.

  1. Your device can be hacked:

Being logged into social media all the time is not just putting your social media account at risk but also the devices that you use. When you connect to a public WiFi you are multiplying the vulnerability greatly. This makes it easy for hackers to get into your device. And the dangers of having your device hacked is a whole new problem to worry about. Misusing the device, making the device to malfunction, stealing data from your device including passwords and financial records stored, the implications are limitless.

So what can you really do to stop all this? You cannot really stop the hackers and cyber bullies from doing what they do. You could only take steps to keep yourself and your family safe. Do not choose subscriptions that you do not really need. If you have an email id which is used for personal and official communication do not use it elsewhere. This is how I remove my every personal detail found online and you would be able to find several other ideas on the internet.