Protecting Personal Information

Many Web sites request personal information such as your name, gender and age. E-commerce sites may even ask for your bank account details or credit card number. There is always a danger that hackers will be able to access and misuse this information. Unscrupulous companies may also use this information to send you unwanted commercial e-mail messages.

Before sharing any personal information on a Web site, make sure that the site is secure and there is a good reason for providing the requested information.

Next: Using Secure Sites