Online privacy and anonymity have always been a hot button topic – but in the past year alone, the debate about online security exploded on a national scale, thanks in large part to major hacks, data breaches, and other scandals. Cyber security has become more important than ever, with more businesses and individuals alike discovering that hackers have clever and devious ways to access private information.
No convinced? Let’s recap by taking a quick look at the biggest hacks and exposures that occurred in 2014 alone:
*In September, Home Depot fell victim to an attack where hackers stole 56 million credit cards details. This eclipsed what had happened to Target in 2013, where the information of 40 million credit and debit cards was stolen.
As you can see, these major hacks are enough to convince anyone to put their iPhone on lockdown and swear off the Internet forever. Obviously that’s not a realistic situation (let’s face it: you’ll miss the cat memes).
So what can someone do to stay protected and safe in an age where it seems that all information is up for grabs? How can businesses protect their data? How can consumers with limited resources and knowledge protect themselves?
Luckily, we’ve got a few ideas.
Sharing personal information over the Internet is always risky, even if you’re doing it through the relatively innocuous window of a Facebook chat. What’s more, there are just so many opportunities to spread your personal information; every time you download an app or share your number with a company, you’re essentially exposing another hole in your Internet armor.
That’s precisely where Voice comes into play.
It might not seem like the most obvious solution, but Voice presents a valuable piece of the online protection puzzle. Voice allows you to connect with another person’s smartphone, computer, or even within an app – all without having to share your personal contact information.
Let’s take a look at how this can benefit both businesses and individuals:
Voice plays a major part in the privacy protection puzzle – what’s more, it can easily be used by businesses and individuals alike. After all, you shouldn’t have to have a Fortune 500 budget to enjoy the privacy protections you deserve.
In addition to using Voice, here are a few other ways you can protect your sensitive information:
If 2014 was the year of the hacker, then 2015 is set to be the year of privacy and anonymity. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to keep your information safe, whether you’re a big business or a local student. Just be sure to integrate Voice and other features in your privacy solutions – it can help keep you safe and anonymous online!
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