With the increase in technology over the past decade, it has become vital that someone prowls the internet for a crisis. This is exactly what
Darius Fisher and his team do. Fisher is the president of status labs which focuses primarily on the protection of those who use the internet. The internet is a very daring place, people are always putting confidential information on the web, and it is easy for a hacker to steal that information in seconds. Fisher believes information, even like your phone number should not be posted on the web, and just thinking about people putting their credit card numbers online makes Fisher cringe.

Fisher offers important tips about online safety when it comes to personal information. One of the main tips is to change your privacy settings on social media. People are not aware of how much outsiders can see when they look at their social media profile, it is important to make sure as much information as possible is private. Another interesting tip is to google yourself and see how much of your real information pops up. Obviously, you do not want much to pop up, and if you see a lot of your information you need to work on getting it removed because everyone can see it, even identity thieves. It is also extremely important to always be careful of what you post online. Employers can see all your information on your social media if it is not private. So that embarrassing picture from New Years Eve, yes your employer can see it! So always think before you post, it will save you from a lot of trouble in the future.

 

Source: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/06/29/i-got-doxxed-so-you-don-t-have-to.html