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Infographic: Is Your Information Safe Online?


For all of us who use the Internet on a daily basis, the idea of security and privacy constantly arises. This infographic shows how (un)secure our information can get. It’s an eye opener to say the least. Check it out and let us knwo what you think!

Props: Greg
You Are Not Safe Online
Created by: OnlineMarketingDegree.com


  1. I just saw an article on yahoo that related to this…..you must have seen it too Streetz. They were saying the password that is the easiest to figure out because it is the most commonly used is the actual word password and a 1, 2 or 3 behind it. They did an entire article on the easiest passwords to figure out and Not to use.
    I can't for the life of me understand why folks would actually use the word password for personal email accounts??? Typically thats the password used to initially create an account on the job. It's been used before at my previous employment…..and the IT people who set up your account always tell you to immediately Change It. Common Sense is as fundamental as reading.

  2. This reminds me of an epic story I read and in looking for the story, found the dude's TED talk on it. It's really great. "Hasan Elahi: FBI, here I am!" http://www.ted.com/talks/hasan_elahi.html. Essentially, he says that the only way to really protect your information now, it seems, is to put more information out to dilute it.

    An extreme approach, but effective.

  3. Advertising, this is what this is all about. Companies like Google and Facebook etc… make money from advertisers. They need to be able to send the most relevant ads to the right people so your cookies are housed and sold from data warehouses. They use this inventory of data to narrow down who receives what ad for example…. Dicks sporting goods is releasing a line of basketball sneakers but they want to target users who are under 30 and have an interest in buying basketball sporting goods. You can break down those cookies by which website they've visited and their gender, interests etc… to send you a dicks sporting goods web banner when you visit one of the CNN.com news pages on the side. 95% of the time they're not trying to figure out your name and social so that Google can identity theft you. That's not the name of the game, its called audience planning and its reshaping the way that we are catered to as consumers.


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