Everybody knows that, the hackers always want to capture your personal information by hook or by crook. So, they always kept on introducing new techniques to hack your valuable data from your device. But, the Webroot team always wants there customer to be secure in this cyber world, so Webroot always kept on awaking their customers about hacker’s latest technique. You can install this antivirus in your device through www.webroot.com/safe. This antivirus scans the whole data of your device and makes your device virus and malware free. This antivirus also protects your device from emerging threat. In this blog, Webroot tells about hacker’s doxing technique.
What is Doxing?
Doxing is the technique of collecting personal information whether it is public or private and publishing it online. Hacker’s main motive can be of intimidation, harassment or making money. The easiest way by which you can be doxed is from the information which is already available online on social media like Facebook etc. They take your information like name, addresses, your password etc. from here and use for their own means. By this way, hacker’s expose the real identities of people who want to remain anonymous. The best defense what you can take against doxing is – Be careful what you post online, and avoid sharing your private information.
In doxing attack, hacker’s publish someone Real name, Telephone number, Social Security number, Home address, Credit card numbers, Bank account numbers, Personal photographs and Social media profiles.
Doxing is illegal if someone publishes your personal information which isn’t in the public record, like your bank account information, credit card numbers, or birth certificate.
Don’t overshare: It is advised do not
share your personal information on social media or online forums and message
boards. If you share too much information it could be easier for the doxer to
get your personal information.
Change your privacy
should change the settings of your phone and whatever you post on social media
sites, it should be private so that the people whom you have selected can view
Don’t provide personal
information: You should not provide your personal details, like your date of birth,
hometown, high school, or employer information on so any site.
Use a VPN: You should use a virtual private network, so
that you can shield your private information from doxers. This will hide your
IP address; hackers will not be able to identify your location or other
Be alert for phishing
can use phishing scams to trick you, so that you can disclose your home
address, Social Security number or even passwords. Don’t get trapped in such
type of scams because financial institution will not ask for any personal info
through email. You should install Webroot antivirus in your device through www.webroot.com/safe
, just to avoid getting such phishing emails.