October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

This month is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and what better time than now to start protecting yourself online if you haven't already? If you've ever been a victim of identity theft, then you know what I'm talking about.

My grandparents were victims of theft a few years back. My grandfather had ordered new checks for his checking account and when they came, he simply threw the old ones away without tearing them up. A few weeks later, they started getting calls from their bank that they were withdrawn and that many checks had been written and cashed all over the country! It took them months to sort through all the problems and even after that they still didn't get all their money back.

Most people know the consequences of not shredding personal items before throwing them away, but did you know the same stuff can happen online?

How to Avoid Identity Theft
If you're not currently protecting yourself online, then you really need to. In 2012, over 12.6 million people were victims of identity theft! And that's mostly because most people think it will never happen to them.

The best way you can protect yourself is with HotSpot Shield. You can surf the internet anonymously and securely which will protect you, even when you're at a free WIFI location. You can download HotSpot Shield for free too, by clicking here. There are also paid options as well.

I personally have it and wouldn't think of not using it anymore. There's too many hackers out there that don't care about you at all. They just want your information for their own gain. So are you willing to take the chance even when you can get protection for free?