Online job hunting has become so popular lately, joining trends from other aspects of our lives. Quite a few employers choose to spread the word about job openings via online professional networks. But at the same time, cybercriminals sharpen their skills in stealing personal, contact or financial details by posing as legitimate job advertisers and using applicants’ details to commit fraud.
Have you ever thought about how much of your life is stored on Facebook? Birthdays, graduations, holidays, old boyfriends and girlfriends, babies – it’s all on there. And have you ever thought about what would happen if a hacker was able to access that information and wreak havoc on your account?
First off, let’s establish what NFC means. NFC stands for Near Field Communication, and is a form of technology that wirelessly sends payment information. Think virtual wallets. By installing an NFC chip within your smartphone, you can store your credit card info and pay by swiping your phone over the credit card reader. Pretty nifty!
This is one of the newest issues in internet security over the last few years, with an estimated 10% of children becoming victims. Online identity theft has been around for a while, but child identity theft is a newer development.
Social networks are the new playground for children. Most of the friending and socializing they do nowadays takes place online. Letting them use all the online socializing tools not only helps them develop social skills, but also provides them with tech skills from an early age. And they already seem pretty savvy, don’t they? But with all the benefits online socializing brings, is it really safe for kids?