Where you’ll get hacked: common mistakes and how to prevent it (infographic)

15 Aug 2013

By now, internet users have surely heard about protecting their personal data by changing their passwords frequently and having up-to-date antivirus software installed on their computers. An infographic takes a deeper look into IT security and how consumers can protect themselves from hackers.

The infographic published by Hotspot Shield VPN on Visual.ly charts what hackers are after (mostly cardholder data), how hackers find their targets (through social networks is one way), how hackers are caught (through regulatory detection, for starters), and how consumers can protect themselves (disable AutoRun on Windows, for example).

The infographic also includes facts and figures about the IT security issues it covers.

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Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic