Part II: Preventing Identity Theft Informative - Part II: Preventing Identity Theft
VIRGINIA -- Three years ago, I was checking my credit card statement online and notice there were fraudulent activites appearing on the card. I immediately called the card company and they immediately resolved the issue. The credit card that I used wasn't lost or stolen, but how did thief was able to purchase goods online without having the card, physically, in their hand? Answer: they use keylogging software to capture the victim's keystroke as they type in their personal information online websites. How does keylogging program works? First the victim visits a website that is filled malicious codes and spywares. When the victim visits a malicious website, a program is, unknowingly, installed on their computer. When the victim begins typing, the keylogging program captures the keyboard stroke and the captured information is sent to the thief's location that is on the other side of the world. Then the thief would use captured keystroke for criminal activites such as buying goods online or reading victim's email.
Ways to prevent identity theft while shopping online:
● Install a firewall program.
● Install a program called CCleaner which deletes private information.
● If you need to enter personal information, such as home address or credit card number, I highly recommend a program called AI Roboform which automatically fills out a website or online forms with your personal information, thus eliminating the need to use the keyboard. Without having to use the keyboard to fill out the personal information, the keylogging program cannot capture any keystrokes. It has been three years ago since I was victim of identity theft and three years since Ive used this great program and have never been a victim since. Please see my review on "AI Roboform".
Please add tips or advice that I may have forgot to mention with the readers.