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One of the most common misconceptions is that if you don’t use social media or aren’t logged into an account, your online activity cannot be tracked or monitored. You don’t have an online identity to speak of. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
Whenever you visit a website, you’re tracked through your IP address by cookies. They leave crumbs behind and weave an accurate picture of your online activity from website to website. Cookies are stored locally on your device, and they monitor every step of your browsing sessions.
The idea of free Wi-Fi might make the internet addict in you tremble with joy, but public Wi-Fis pose a massive risk to your private data. The networks found in cafes, bars, pubs, or restaurants often have a “Not secured” status, which means they have no encryption. Others could easily intercept your traffic.
Cybercrime is a lucrative business. And attacks through Wi-Fi connections are some of the most common tactics used.
Therefore, you should never make an online transaction through a vulnerable site or on an unsecured Wi-Fi. Hackers can steal your credit cards details and your other valuable financial information.
Also, with online shopping, you usually fill in a bunch of personal information, like your full name, your physical address, and your phone number.
So, not only could this compromise your credit card information, but your private data as well, which is why you need to be careful and shield your online identity.See pricing