When you remove something on your computer hard drive, it’s not really gone, just inaccessible through the normal user interface. To really get rid of it, you’ll need specialized software that overwrites the deleted data multiple times. Also, keeping your old drives in storage instead of throwing or giving them away will also lower your […]
Computers are an indispensable part of our daily lives. It’s imperative to correctly configure your home computer before linking it to the internet to keep it, and your personal information protected. Because computers play such important roles in our lives, and because we enter and view so much personally identifiable information (PII) on them, it’s […]
The majority of organizations – banks, universities, companies, etc. – will not ask for your personal information over email. Do not reveal personally identifiable information online such as your full name, social security number, telephone number, address, insurance policy number, credit card information, or doctor’s name. Don’t open attachments, click on links, or respond to […]
There’s no undoing an email (with limited exceptions if you’re in an Microsoft Exchange environment). Plus, email security is not as strong as you might expect, especially if you aren’t using email encryption. For these reasons, never give out your personal identifiable information in an email.
Whether you’re a business or a consumer, it’s important to keep personally identifiable information (PII) secure. PII is any type of data that could be used to identify, locate or contact an individual, such as name, date of birth or place of residence. PII is often targeted by hackers because it can be sold for […]
Online job boards can be very helpful when looking for work. Most, if not all, allow you to upload your resume directly to the service so that recruiters and employers can take a look. After finding employment, it’s best to go back and retroactively remove your resume from each job board it’s posted to. If […]
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