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SureID Blog / Industry News  / How to Stay Safe From Cyber Hacks
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How to Stay Safe From Cyber Hacks

Every day, more than 205 billion emails are sent. Out of all the emails you’ve sent, do you think any of them fell into the wrong hands?

In the wake of the Yahoo email scandal in late March, people have been asking themselves that same question, but not enough people know what they need to change in order to make their online presence more secure.

NBC News recently ran a story about what people can do to better secure themselves online, and it all boils down to one thing: identity. Identity verification is the most secure way to keep everything you want private.

Key Takeaways From the Video

  • Yahoo isn’t any more vulnerable to a hack than any other email server..
  • Social media posts of pictures with geotags are a prime tool for hackers.
    • “These photographs can lead burglars to your home, or stalkers into your life, or kidnappers to your kids.” – cyber security expert Adam Levin
  • Protect yourself: turn off GPS location services, turn off automatic cloud backups, and implement a two-factor authentications system that proves your identity.

Identity proofing yourself is how some of the largest, most secure companies in the world keep its businesses safe, and it’s a practice that more people should consider using for themselves.
You can watch the full video, here.

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