Our Network

Register for our free newsletter

 
 
Latest News

REVEALED: Proof you may have too much personal information online

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image18168234

A new internet safety campaign launched in Belgium warns of the harm of over-sharing personal information online.

September 27, 2012 8:10 by



At this point of time, how much of personal information do you think you have floating about cyber space? If you are anything like Kipp, you probably answer in the negative. You are the exception to the rule…everybody else may not know how to draw the line between sharing and over-sharing, but you certainly do.

So did some unsuspecting volunteers of an internet safety campaign who were invited to have their minds read by a ‘psychic’ for an upcoming TV show. Dave, the ‘psychic’ provides enough theatrics expected from most hocus pocus clichés-from jumping about, looking intensely into your eyes and holding your palms. Until he starts to give you information about yourself, really personal information. From your credit card account number, where you live, to your personal relationships and how much you want to sell your house for.

While the volunteers still have their jaws dropped, the ‘psychic’ reveals the source of his knowledge. The curtain drops down to show a team of hackers with masks (just for theatrical affect) who have been feeding Dave with the results of quick online research.

Here is the video

An excellent campaign, in Kipp’s opinion. It is also one which provides food for thought-just how large is your online foot print? From the basic information you share on social media, it may be time to review how secure your online bank accounts are. Do you need to set up a proper guard for your personal laptop or cellular device? Do you ever use unsecured network? May sound a little paranoid, but it is worth considering. Just think about what Dave could tell you about yourself, if you had walked into his special tent.



0

TV

Rss More TV  
 

You don’t see it the way ICUC does

Social media monitoring tools are lacking in the region and ICUC wants to fill the gap

September 2, 2014 12:56 by
 
IMG

3D TV without glasses . . .

. . . And, no, your eyes are not deceiving you

August 19, 2014 9:52 by
 

Oops… Emirates Airline’s Arabic fail

Can you spot what’s wrong with this? Emirates Airline clearly didn’t

August 10, 2014 12:54 by
 

Oud: The latest darling of global brands

Gucci launches new oud fragrance drawing influence from Gulf culture

August 6, 2014 6:14 by
 

Mobile marketing in the Middle East

What do business leaders in the region have to say about digital technology?

June 11, 2014 6:10 by
 

‘The reality is consumers of any category snack on content’

General manager of Havas Digital Middle East shares insights on the use of digital communication in luxury sectors

June 1, 2014 3:44 by
 

‘It’s a sports car, it will always be about power, beauty’

Neil Slade, general manager for Aston Martin Middle East and North Africa, speaks with Luxurymena.com about the brand’s future

May 27, 2014 5:33 by
 

Leave a Comment