Is your personal and financial information safe on your computer? Take the Identity Theft Resource Center's “PC Perfect Information Safety Quiz” and find out!
- Keep personal identifying information such as Social Security numbers, account numbers, passwords or financial records on a computer connected to the Internet?
- Trust those you share your PC with, i.e. co-workers, relatives and roommates?
- Verify which of your folders are opened for sharing (open to others) when you use peer-to-peer file Run a full virus scan on your hard drive at least every week?
- Open email documents, or attachments to email documents without verification of the sender?
The ITRC has created a short – 20 question – quiz to rate just how safe your sensitive personal and financial information may be on your home or work computer. I took the quiz – it only took a few minutes, and some of the questions were eye-openers.
Obviously, when you score your answers, the higher your score, the safer you are. If you answered any questions incorrectly it may be time to rethink how you handle sensitive information.
The quiz can be found at http://www.idtheftcenter.org/PC_Perfect_-_information_Safety_Quiz.shtml