Lack of Internet Privacy - One Step Away From Identity Theft

By: Richard Seng

Four Reasons to Use Privacy SoftwareUnless you are a spammer, hacker, terrorist, or other such criminal, you might not think you need privacy software. You might feel that deep cleaning your computer only hints that you have something to hide, and it could even make you feel guilty. There are, however, many reasons you need privacy software. Privacy software will help you regain system space, protect you from identity theft, guard your passwords and protect your right to privacy.Regain system space - Cookies, "deleted" files and folders, pop-up files, and hundreds of other useless-but-still-there items add up exponentially. As this pile of undeleted information grows, your computer slows down and, at its worst, crashes.Protect from ID theft - Hackers can find massive amounts of personal information on your computer.

Most deletions do not completely remove information from your computer. What you thought was deleted can be easily found by an experienced hacker. Emails or documents relaying sensitive information can fall into the wrong hands, opening you up to credit card, bank account, or identity theft.Protect passwords - Web browsers often save passwords you have typed. Online criminals can find and use these passwords to enter your personal email, bank, or credit card accounts.Protect your Rights - Despite what other people may want you to think, privacy is a basic human right. Everyone needs to have the ability to hold their own opinion, regardless of whether or not this opinion runs contrary to the government. By protecting your privacy with privacy software, you are protecting your right to free speech and opinion.Top 3 Internet Privacy Software Programs CyberScrubProtecting your privacy isn't about staying out of trouble with the law, it's about maintaining your privacy to protect yourself from people who wish to harm you.

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