Data Theft: Protecting Your Data From Physical Theft #infographic

Data Theft: Protecting Your Data From Physical Theft #infographic

Although chip cards reduce our chances of being victimized by fraud, protecting your card information is still important. In Brazil in 2013, two fully fake ATMs were discovered-both placed on top of real machines. Skimmers and shimmers on the dark web harvest data from electronic cards-magstripe and chip-for sale. The numbers on the dark web that sell out of one stolen credit or debit card for $5. Indeed credit and debit card fraud racked up nearly $28 billion in losses in 2018.

Losing or having the machines stolen also raises risk of data loss. Mobile devices store personal data, including passwords, and account numbers. Thieves can access this data easily when a computer gets lost or stolen-especially if it's unlocked.

There are however many ways to protect your device. For example, keeping of unused connections such as Bluetooth and Wifi is switched off. You will find more information about the physical data theft and how to stay secure below.

Data Theft: Protecting Your Data From Physical Theft #infographic

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