The online world has many different types of dangers, and although you may not be exposed to all of them, it is important to protect yourself.
The most common danger is having your id or information stolen. This type of identity theft is happening at an increasingly alarming rate. The first preventative step is to prevent publicly putting out any personal information. Anything which could be used to identify you. Some passwords can be reset by answering “security questions” – things you should know, but others wouldn’t. For example, your mother’s maiden name or the first school you went to. If you’re posting on forums, blogs, chat rooms, or news comment sections, you don’t want to reveal too much about yourself. A determined person could look through your comments for ways to steal your identity or passwords.