All posts tagged: Identity Theft

Identity Theft Alert ~ Writers, How Safe Is Your Identity?

Record has it that about 12 million identities are stolen every year. That is, 1 million for each month. It is common knowledge that with the rising use of technology gadgets and devices, the risk has become higher. In a recent post I mentioned the importance of writers using smart phones. But like every good thing, it comes with a risk. One of which is identity theft. I’ve written this post as a follow-up to highlight the importance of protecting your identity as you work with your smart phone. I made a recent discovery that came as a shock to me. Of course I’ve always known that phones can be hacked and used to gain information about you. What I didn’t understand was how easy it was. I still don’t know how it fully works but I’ve discovered enough to know the tools used against a user. One word. Apps. Let me re-phrase that. Two words. Your Apps. Before I continue, let me sound a clear warning: if you don’t have an anti-virus on your …