How to eliminate the chance of getting your identity stolen from online attackers

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Bold statement I know. However using the concept known as principle of least privilege, I have created a practical method that works! All you have to do is lie about your information. The more fake information the more secure you are. For example, I have created a costume URL to give to my friends if they want to find me on Google+ or Facebook because my real name isn’t even listed. That is right,  you cannot “Google” me.  Also on those web sites, the phone number I gave them is fake, the address doesn’t exist and any credit card information that must be entered is from a prepaid Visa gift card that ONLY has a few bucks on it. My Paypal account is linked to a bank account that is not linked to any other bank account and only has $2 in it unless I make a purchase.  Moreover, that account is set to decline anything that goes below a zero limit.

Lastly, on everything social networking and email, I have enabled Two Factor authentication. This is in the security settings of all the most popular web services and forces a text message notification to be sent to your cell phone every time a foreign PC tries to log in to your account. From there, you must enter the code from the text to log on to the account. So now you can log in to ALL public WiFi spots with a little more peace of mind. Hope this helped!
Oh yeah, ALL THIS IS FREE!

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Joey Graziano

IT Generalist and Cloud computing consultant for the last 10 years with over 20 years as tech consumer and geek. I am beta testing a concept called Tech Frugality where I will write posts or compile posts that empower people how to use technology to destroy poverty! Upon interest, there will be a web site etc. I am looking for more ideas please share your opinion!!! Follow my on my Social Channels! (Links below my pic.)

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  1. networking, data recovery June 16, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Joey,

    Just an odd question here. Does that mean that the name listed as the author on this page for this article is fake too? Your name is not joey graziano? If it is not fake doesn’t that defeat the purpose of the article?

    Wayne

    Wayne

  2. Joey Graziano June 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    That is for me to know and you to find out. Good luck. 🙂

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