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3 scary online security mistakes to avoid

In the online world, terrors aren’t reserved for Halloween. Hackers haunt the web, looking to use personal information against you. Here’s what you need to know.

In the online world, terrors aren’t reserved for Halloween. Hackers are very real, and they haunt the web like Freddy Krueger haunts people’s dreams, looking to use your most personal information against you.

Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to protect yourself. Sometimes it’s not a matter of making your system impregnable, just of making it a little bit more difficult for hackers to break into yours than into someone else’s. With that in mind, here are three scary security mistakes you should avoid:

1. Not masking your social activities. When it comes to using social networks and other online communities, it helps to “think like a thief,” says Brad Gobble, a senior manager of information security at Mozy, an online backup service. In other words, don’t divulge information a thief would want, such as your full name, age or place of residence. In the age of oversharing, that may sound impossible, but it’s safest to keep identifying information to a minimum in online communities.

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