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Fight ID Theft by Hiding Your Personal Information On Your Computer

Aug 17, 2007
Identity (ID) theft is one of the most common forms of cyber crimes that take place today. It is considered as one of the easiest forms of fraud that can be committed using a computer.

An ID theft generally takes place for a variety of reasons. The most common is lack of good virus protection software on the computer. Some of us do not even hesitate opening files sent to us by strangers or clicking on random hyperlinks. In fact, these are actually designed to extract the personal information saved on our computers. Using this information, the hacker is able to commit a series of cyber crimes and other frauds in our name. What are the hazards?

The most damaging part of an ID theft is the financial loss or legal implications that can occur. An ID thief can actually use your personal details to commit financial frauds, withdraw money or conduct other transactions in your name. You can also be implicated if the fraudster indulges in some illegal activities using your personal details.

Besides, an ID theft can get you involved in a series of other unethical practices on the internet. What can you do?

The most important thing for you to do is to organize your files and folders carrying personal information properly. All such information should be ideally put together according to the subject and then saved on the computer.

The next step is to install a good privacy software on your computer, which will save your personal information from any form of ID theft.

What help is available?

Fortunately, due to the increasing number of ID thefts being conducted, there are several options available in the market to help you protect such frauds.

You can try to do some basic research on the internet to find suitable options of privacy software that can be installed on the computer. Alternatively, your local computer software provider can also offer you many such products for protection of the personal information on your computer.

Such software acts by hiding the folders you select and making them invisible to anyone who works on your computer. Even those who are skilled in the operations of a computer fail to spot the hidden files in your computer.

About Protection Software

Privacy protection software such as folder protection packages is easily available for purchase and installation.

Normally, all such products available on the internet offer an initial trial version, which can be downloaded free of cost and installed on your computer.
About the Author
Total Innovations, Inc. specializes in developing award winning software programs designed to solve computer users needs. The Folderhider software , www.spyblaster.com & www.emailspy.com are a few of the most recent. See full details at: http://www.folderhider.com
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