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Privacy Problems: How Worse Could They Get?

Jul 31, 2008
Before the internet became popular, privacy problems were not as rampant as they are today. Although the popularity of the internet nowadays has brought a lot of advantages and convenience to people, there are also some disadvantages that arise such as privacy problems.

If you want to increase or maintain your privacy when you are using the computer, there are some techniques that can be employed. It is always important to prioritize reducing the risk or chances of your personal information being exposed or stolen.

Remember, when you personal information is hacked, a lot of problems can arise and it can lead to a lot of complications, especially financially-wise.

Privacy Problems: Is There A Way To Escape Them?

If you really want to prevent yourself from experiencing privacy problems, here are some ways in which you can do by yourself:

*create multiple user accounts: Usually, a computer is set by default to have only one account that lets everyone share the same set of temporary files, browser favorites, recycle bin, form entries, cookies and other data. By creating multiple user accounts, you can be sure that you have private access to your account. Other users of the computer will also benefit from the creation of multiple user accounts since their files and other important data are password protected.

There is only one thing to remember in using personal user accounts and that is: never forget your password. Aside from the fact that you will encounter more privacy problems and complications when you forget your password, you may also end up not being able to retrieve important files that are located in the password protected account that you have made.

*Use screen saver security: This promotes the eradication of privacy problems by integrating screensavers with a log-in requirement. For different users not to get confused with the existing different accounts, it is highly advisable to use visual reminders for different users to associate specific screensavers to their own accounts.

Although the above mentioned security measures are not that "highly" secure, they still provide moderate protection as well as basic answers to your privacy problems.

For you not to encounter horrible privacy problems in the future, always remember to employ the suggested methods mentioned above. In addition, you should also be a responsible computer user by not leaving important files out in the open for everyone to see as well as not giving out important information right away, especially of you are transacting business online.
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