Public Relations

Data Privacy & Doxxing Prevention

by GSR2016 .

When it comes to keeping your personal information private and off of the internet, Darius Fisher may know a thing or two. Darius Fisher is the President and CEO of the online reputation management company Status Labs, based out of Houston Texas. His job keeps him focused on how to best manage your presence on the internet, thus giving you the best chance to stay ahead of any sort of public controversies. This has taught him how to help stop users from getting doxxed. Doxxing is the act of having your personal info leaked and abused. Read up on these quick tips to prevent yourself from getting doxxed.

Fisher knows that the key to doxxing prevention is maintaining just how much information you put on the internet to begin with. Of course, everyone wants to be a part of the digital age and this means we’ll be spending a ton of time on social media. If you want to keep your social media accounts active then focus on how private they are. Dig through the various security and privacy settings to make sure that all of your info is contained to only ‘friends’ and never the general public.

After you’ve locked down your social media account you need to approach the passwords that you are using on your other accounts. Fisher advocates keeping each password different and complicated. Don’t back up your passwords on the internet, either. Instead write them all down on a piece of paper and throw it in a drawer next to your computer. Your drawer can’t get hacked by people looking to steal your accounts. Skip over any complicated and expensive password storage programs as it just isn’t worth the effort.

Finally you need to be ready to act if something does indeed go wrong. If you find that you are hacked or your information gets out into the public, stay calm. Fisher advocates calmly documenting all of the leaked information as well as where it was found. Once this is done you can begin to make the appropriate maneuvers to get everything fixed and made secure once again.

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