Friday, September 28, 2012

LifeLock Will Help Keep Your Identity Safe

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LifeLock Twitter for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
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How hack-friendly is your password? Have you or a close friend or family member ever experienced online identity theft? This is a growing online threat to all who use the World Wide Web. Reports show that households earning $100k + per year have the highest identity fraud rate at 7.4%. With that being said in year 2011, 11.6 million adults were victims of identity fraud which accumulated a total of $18 billion lost. Did you know that the average household cost per person having identities stolen is approximately $1,513.00 and that for me is just too large of a risk?

What many do not know is that with the ever growing use of social media and smartphone’s our threat of fraud is growing at a fast pace. Statistics show that 6.6% of smartphone owners are affected with identity theft, 6.8% of social media users who click on the applications are at risk of identity theft, 8.2% of social media users who have “checked in” using their smartphone GPS are at risk and 10.1% of LinkedIn users are also at risk of identity theft.

These stats are just too high for me. While reading more on LifeLock’s website I found that if you have only 6 characters in your password with no symbol, it only takes a professional .000224 seconds. If you have 10 characters and one symbol in your password, it takes up to 20 days for a professional to break in. This seems a little better to me. How secure is your online banking, personal information and overall privacy? This information made me go in and update my passwords right away.

To stay up to date with security threats you should connect with LifeLock on Twitter today. They are here to help protect you, your family and your friends from identity theft. LifeLock also has a $1 million total service guarantee and has pricing plans that start as low as $10 a month. So there is no reason not to be safe while online.

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