Friday, June 20, 2008

How to Safeguard Our Personal and Financial Data…..

Nowadays, many people are facing the problem on an attack on their personal, financial and privacy data. Shielding your private financial information with no risk of a breakdown may be impossible in these days. But it’s critical to understand how your privacy can be compromised and the consequences of such a breach. There is no 100% protection that can guarantee that you will never fall victims to some form of identity theft. But there are some steps that we can take to protect our personal and financial date from being collapsed.

First and foremost, you must remember to destroy all your privacy records and statements. For example, you should tear up or if you prefer to shred all your credit card statements, solicitations and any other documents that contain privacy financial statements. Besides that, we should secure our mail. We should empty our mailbox immediately, lock it or get a P.O. Box so that the criminals don’t have a chance to snatch credit card pitches. We should never mail any outgoing bill payment from our home because all this documents may get stolen from your mailbox and the payee’s name erased with solvents. On top of that, we should safeguard our Social Security number. Never carry our card with us or any other card that may have our number like a health insurance card. And also remember don’t put our number on the checks because it is the primary target for the identity thieves as it gives them access to our credit report and bank accounts.

Besides that, we can have the ways to safeguard our online financial assets. We can install a firewall. A firewall is a software program designed to allow good people in and keep bad people out. Most new computers come with firewalls integrated into their operating systems. Those who have a DSL or cable modem have an added layer of protection because these modems come with yet another firewall built in. If you have an older computer or use dial up, you may need to buy a firewall separately and install it yourself.
Installing and updating antispyware and antivirus programs can also preventing the financial data breakdown. Microsoft and numerous application vendors offer users regular updates to existing antispyware programs, so be on the lookout. As for antivirus protection, Symantec and Norton antivirus are popular choices. If you're looking to cut costs, Consumer Reports says Alwil Avast offers the best free virus protection available. We should also avoid from accessing financial information in public. Resist logging on to check your bank balance when working from a coffee shop that offers wireless access. These systems are convenient, but also unknown.


  1. digital id said...

    You are right that problem on an attack on their personal, financial and privacy data is increasing at high pace these days.People on web need to be made more aware of how this happens and what are the consequesis