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?
Are you stressed about your online identity being at risk? You’re not alone – with over 15 million identities stolen each year in the U.S. alone, identity protection is an understandable concern. There’s really no need to be afraid – BullGuard is here to protect you, not just with award-winning products, but also with easy-to-follow tips to make sure your online identity stays safe.
Identity theft is on the increase globally. Nothing is safe. They’re after your Facebook account, your medical identity and your financial assets. Typically, most, if not all of this information, exists in some shape or form on the World Wide Web, which means it can be hacked. You’re especially at risk if you use the same passwords, variations of the same password or personal information such as your birth date, to access this information.