How much can others learn about you from the Internet? [infographic]

Just out of curiosity, have you ever tried to search yourself on the internet? I don’t know about you guys but i do it quite often. Did you know that your private and sensitive information is being indexed by search engines like ‘Google’ without your knowledge? Yes it is possible.

I bet, almost everyone visiting here is having social profiles and most of you might not be aware of the fact that, the information you are sharing on social networks is Public unless ofcourse you have set the appropriate privacy settings. and this public information (like your phone number or email) is indexed by search engines and people’ search directories.

identity theft exampleThis publicly available information of yours can lead to a serious risk of your identity being stolen (Identity theft). So it is always a good practice to search yourself online and remove the sensitive information that you wont like to be shared on the internet. Today’s infographic will surely help you to understand this risk better and take appropriate actions.

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Infographic Source: BackgroundCheck.org

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