Are your secrets safe?

Inside the deep recesses of the Internet lie thousands of phone numbers, email addresses, banking details, and personal conversations—enough for cybercriminals to create a dossier for every active Internet user like you.

This 2014, we foresee more threats surrounding you. Social media scams that gather personal information will constantly hound you. Data-stealing mobile banking apps will litter your favorite app stores. Cybercriminals will expose or sell any information they have on you on the Deep Web.

Concepts like the “Internet of Everything” and wearable devices can definitely enhance your digital life but also make your personal affairs—information you may not want to share with anyone else—cybercriminal targets. With your digital life exposed online, how can you stay safe?

Take a look at a few simple tips below.
Be careful what you share, tag, like, or download to avoid scams and identity theft.
Use strong mobile banking passwords, legitimate apps, secure device settings, and trusted mobile solutions.
Check the validity of domains before clicking and be wary of mobile phishing sites that ask for personal information.
Bookmark trusted secure vendor sites and keep to your list. Refrain from clicking ads that seem too good to be true.
Establish password-recovery settings, use a different password for each account, and always create backups.
Use comprehensive solutions that block complex malware across numerous threat vectors.