Data Theft: Protecting Your Data From Physical Theft #infographic

Data Theft: Protecting Your Data From Physical Theft #infographic

Although chip cards reduce our chances of being victimized by fraud, it is still necessary to protect your card data. Two completely fake ATMs were found in Brazil in 2013-both mounted on top of real machines. Skimmers and shimmers gather data from electronic cards-magstripe and chip-for sale on the dark web. The numbers on the dark web selling for $5 from one stolen credit or debit card. Indeed in 2018 credit and debit card fraud racked up nearly $28 billion in losses.

Losing your computers, or getting them stolen, often raises data loss risks. Mobile devices store personal information such as passwords, and account numbers. Thieves can easily access this data when a computer gets lost or stolen-especially if it is unlocked.

There are a number of ways to secure your computer, however. Holding unused connections like Bluetooth and Wifi switched off for example. More details on physical data theft and how to stay safe can be found below.

Data Theft: Protecting Your Data From Physical Theft #infographic

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