Let’s play a game. Simply answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the following questions.
- Do you own a smartphone?
- Do you use your phone to buy things, pay your bills, or check your balance?
- Do you use the same password for at least two or more accounts?
If you answered ‘yes’ to all three, and chances are you did, your private information is currently at risk.
Over six million people have access to smartphones today, and with more and more personal information being stored on them, the risk of exposed records has never been greater. In fact, over 823 million records were exposed last year. Unfortunately, those numbers are only increasing.
70 million smartphones are either lost or stolen every year, yet only 7% are ever recovered. While theft can happen to anyone, there are steps you can take to help minimize the damage.
Take a look at this infographic for more information on the rise of cyber theft. Share with your friends, and be in the know about keeping your private information private.
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