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2015 San Francisco Cyber Security Summit: Protecting Yourself Against Online Stalking

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The 2015 San Francisco Cyber Security Summit was only one of the most important conferences during that year that aimed to help people protect themselves against hackers. In case you do not remember it, that was around the same time when former US President Barack Obama signed a law that’s related to increasing the safety of internet users through information-sharing between telecom companies and the government. Hence, it should be more possible now than ever to prevent lawless folks from getting their hands on anyone’s personal details.

The thing is, proving that someone is cyberstalking you may be more difficult than claiming that your system got hacked. To avoid going through all those troubles, therefore, you should learn how to shield yourself against cyberstalkers now.

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Make Your Passwords Extremely Unique

Your primary action should be coming up with a password that is not easily decipherable even for the genius hackers out there. Don’t get mad if a particular website does not accept combinations like ‘1234’ or ‘ABCDE’ anymore because the developers know that you will merely beĀ setting yourself up for online stalking that way. Try not to use your birthday or a loved one’s name either, precisely if the information is known to the public.

Avoid Opening E-Mails From Unknown IDs

Every e-mail account made in a particular service provider comes with a SPAM folder where messages from unidentified users often go. The purpose of having this space is that you won’t get tempted to open e-mails that can make hackers access your personal details in seconds. Despite that, if the built-in security system fails to filter one spammy text, you should know better than to open it even if you have no idea who sent it.

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Change Passwords Before Even Leaving Someone Who Knows It

Lastly, considering you have trusted a friend or a partner too much to the point that you shared your passwords to them, but then you suddenly don’t want them to be in your life, you should reset those passwords before even leaving them. The reason is that that person may start stalking you online or posting malicious stuff about you through your personal accounts out of anger. However, it won’t ever happen once they no longer have access to those channels.

 

Protect yourself against cyberstalking now. Good luck!


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