How Can You Protect Your Online Privacy?

So, what can you do to protect your privacy online from criminal hackers and government snooping?

FOX News Radio’s Hank Weinbloom reports:

Cyber INsecurity.

Throughout this series, we’ve heard it over and over… you are vulnerable online. Hackers can get your personal information. And you are listening.

A survey by the Pew Research Center finds more than half of Americans are worried that the government is snooping into their private cyber activities. And you are changing your ways.

(Rainey) ”Some people are now holding conversations rather than conducting communications over telephones or in email or texting.”

Lee Rainey heads up tech research for Pew. He says people really need to take advantage of encryption software that’s available for free.

(Rainey) “There are services like proxy servers that basically mask where you get online and where people see that you’re coming from when you’re using a search engine.”

Even if you don’t download fancy software, Rainey says get smart — stop using your dog’s name or “abcd” as your password.

(Rainey) “Using sophisticated passwords is probably a good idea.”

Hank Weinbloom, FOX News Radio.

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