Have you or someone you know ever experienced having their bank account, email account or social network account get hacked? I do. Not me, but several people I know have had their accounts breached and the majority of these incidents happened because of the use of weak passwords.

In this day and age where the Internet and Social Media are a big part of our daily lives, some users aren’t careful with what they post online especially on their social network accounts. They post their home address publicly by either posting it on their profile or by checking-in through Facebook or Foursquare. Some post pictures of their new credit cards or school IDs. This type of behavior makes it very easy for hackers to access their accounts and information.

Whether you’ve been hacked or not, it’s always good to be cautious and practice safety measures to make sure that our personal information and other sensitive data will not fall into the wrong hands. One good way to keep yourself safe is to be aware – know how hackers work, what their methods of operation are and what type of information they target. Below is a very useful infographic that shows the different ways you or someone you know could get hacked.

where you will get hacked

Hope you all learned something useful from this infographic. It’s good if more people are aware of what’s happening so that they’ll learn to be more careful with their online activities. I hope that by sharing this, it can help prevent or lessen the risk of you, your loved one or someone you know from getting hacked. If you find these useful, kindly share it.

[via Daily Infographic]

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