Security or Advertising?
If it’s so secure… why does it keep getting hacked?
Every technology company claims that its technology is impenetrable, that safety and security are top priorities in addition to your privacy. Then a group of hackers takes every scrap of information that’s available on their supposedly secure servers. What’s infuriating and sad is that these hackers are sometimes very basic, but deal millions if not billions in damage. Understandably, we could be more forgiving if these hackers were super sophisticated and went to the best schools in the world – but when the news reports that the most basic exploits were used, it’s pretty maddening. Even worse so, sometimes these exploits are reported internally but ignored until an external hacker exploits it to the sound of millions of dollars.
When these data breaches happen, it’s your personal information that’s being stolen. Don’t tune out the news, millions of customers and millions of credit cards exposed can only mean one thing. Ask yourself two questions: One, are you a customer? And two, do you have a credit card? If you’ve ever gone shopping before (with a credit or debit card), then you can safely assume that a big retailer you’ve visited has been hacked. The odds are incredibly high now because retailers are even worse with technology than, well, technology companies. Without any comprehensive cybersecurity laws punishing companies for data leaks, you’re on your own.
Scrub your personal information
Wiperts.com removes your personal information from the internet. When identity fraud is so rampant, this is a good security measure to prevent against data leaks. Removing your online footprints keeps fraudsters unaware that you even exist – nothing to see, nothing to steal. Social media accounts that scream, “rob me, I’m rich,” never end well. Criminals see a glamorous lifestyle and wait until vacation pictures are posted. They then go in and rob the place blind as the social media account owner is away on vacation.
Keeping your social media locked down is the first step you should always take. Deleting it may not be feasible, considering how much we save on there and how we communicate in the modern world. But when data leaks do happen, subscribing to a service like Wiperts will allow you to continue using social media without living in fear. You’ll be protected from data leaks and personal information ending up on Google with Wiperts’ constant vigilance.
What big corporations should start doing
Instead of advertising security, companies should take more steps to deal with the aftermath of security breaches. Any company can release a new product and promise they’ve fixed all the problems – but what about the damage caused from the problems from last time? The reason why we clean up spilt milk is because it doesn’t simply go away. If left uncleaned, the milk goes bad and the problem becomes worse.
Shareholders are quite happy that there are no laws that hold companies accountable for digital catastrophes. If companies were forced to pay fines and fees to victims, then share prices would go down and the company might actually be responsible for consumers’ data, rather than advertising supposed security.
Protecting yourself is never easy, but with the help of Wiperts, you can breathe easier knowing that there’s a team of experts keeping information that belongs to you private. The subscription fees are worthwhile, considering how much stress and money identity fraud victims go through.