Identity Theft Protection brand, Protect Your Bubble, received recognition for its marketing campaign ProtectYourProfile.org this fall.
Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
Identity Theft Protection brand, Protect Your Bubble, received recognition for its marketing campaign ProtectYourProfile.org this fall. The site won a gold MarCom 2013 award for its realistic simulation of a computer hacker breaching a consumer’s data from their own Facebook account.
This was part of Protect Your Bubble’s marketing mission to educate consumers about how easy it is for criminals to access information that’s available on a typical Facebook account page. Not only does it show how simple it is, but ProtectYourProfile.org also illustrates how the criminal can use the information against you.
Many people today dedicate a large part of their life to online activities. With Internet access, we connect with people on social media sites, post family photos, share personal updates or make online purchases. However, with this potential comes a certain set of dangers. For example, when someone posts pictures or their current location they are sharing sensitive information about their life that could be damaging if accessed by the wrong person.
Here are some tips to raise awareness:
- Exclude important personal information from your social media profiles. Details like your phone number, address, children’s age or school can all present ways for hackers to glean more knowledge. In addition, be sure to protect your passwords on all social media sites.
- Check your social media privacy settings. Change all Facebook settings to “Friends Only” for all posts for a more secure profile. Facebook often makes changes to these settings and can even reset your secure settings.
- Watch your phone’s privacy settings. Turning your GPS location settings to “off” can also keep your family’s whereabouts more private.
- Monitor the mail. Be on alert to anything suspicious in the mail, like pre-approved credit cards and other financial offers.
To try the realistic simulation of what it could look like if a hacker got access to a Facebook account, Protectyourprofile.org or watch a video of an actual simulation on YouTube. For more information about identity theft protection, visit ProtectYourBubble.com.