With these threats on the internet, it’s no wonder people are weary of giving out private information. Simple emails can be mistaken for phishing attempts and sites that look similar to sites you trust can set you up with viruses. A good preventative measure is looking at the URL – especially if you’re going to be giving data out. Make sure that the site has a security certificate if you’ll be giving out things like your social security number or credit card number.
In summary, one can be sure these days that they’ll come across viruses, spyware, and scams to give out private information. Stick to the suggestions above, be weary, and use a bit of common sense and you can find yourself a lot more secure on the internet.