Avoiding links within e-mails is the simplest way to prevent identity theft online. Below are a few more simple steps that won't protect you from every scam, but they will protect you from a lot of them.
Lily Collins has been deemed the 'most dangerous' celebrity to search for by Internet security firm McAfee, because a query for 'Lily Collins' yields a high number of results laced with malware. Time to brush up on internet security.
Even primitive humans left data trails in the form of footsteps, campfires, and arrowheads. But in the digital age, we are constantly generating data. Search engines and advertisers tap it. So does the National Security Agency. Convenience and security are the upside. Loss of privacy is the downside.