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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Secure your identity

There's a reason why I rarely talk about myself or give out any personal information on my blog. It's because I know that the Internet is not safe. I've heard a lot about horror stories regarding identity theft and online stalkers to know better than to give out my real name and personal information. That's why I have set the whois on my domain to private. Your whois information is just raring to get picked out by identity thieves and spammers.

So far, I haven't had any problems with identity thieves but I don't want to be cocky and gloat, I've achieved this feat because I'm always on my guard. This video talks about Tips for Online Safety and the status of online safety in America. While Filipinos are usually friendly, I know for a fact that a lot of Filipino bloggers have no qualms about flaunting their personal information and life on their blog, it's also best that we stay on our guard, there are a lot of online predators just waiting for you to slip up.