More Internet Users Online Than Ever
The global pandemic has caused the largest spike of internet usage ever
You’re probably online right now even though normally you’d be out and about doing whatever it is you usually do. Most of the world is in the same position as you – constantly online, even more so than before. More time online generates more personal data, whether you mean to or not. Websites are constantly tracking and recording everything that you do.
Your internet “footprint” is not harmless. You may have heard of it briefly mentioned here and there, but it’s not just cookie crumbs. Several online footprints can generate a decent digital trail. Where you’ve been online and plenty of other real-life information as well can be revealed.
Erasing your online presence can be done by limiting who can see your social media. Many chat apps offer a private mode, where messages are encrypted end-to-end and automatically disappear from your phone. For really old profiles that you can’t access any more, you should try emailing customer support to see if the account can be deleted. If the account has been recently accessed, you should try resetting your password, log in, and then erase your account.
With so much online data being generated, data brokers and cyber criminals are cashing in on the digital overflow of personal information being generated daily. Consider hiring a professional to prevent identity theft. Removing your information online is one of the best ways to start. Don’t hesitate to contact Wiperts today for your free consultation.