Are people still masking up and running into a bank with a gun demanding money? The FBI leads the investigations on bank robberies and they have been tracking this crime since the 1930’s. Early data was based only on voluntary reports from police chiefs and high ranking officials of large cities. In 1948 there were only 53 bank robberies that were reported. Better data and higher reporting started about 1970 when the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports reported just over 2,000. The number of US bank robberies peaked in 1991 when over 9,000 were committed. The number has been on the decline ever since. By 2021, bank robberies were around 1,700 per year and the year before there were only 1,500. So how are criminals robbing banks, robbing businesses, and robbing hard working individuals in 2023? 

The FBI Internet Crimes Unit reports that more than 10 billion dollars was lost to cyber attackers in 2021; that’s a lot of dough! There is a huge need to protect your digital footprint and digital assets. Your digital footprint refers to the collection of online data that represents you and your activities on the internet. This can include everything from social media posts to online shopping habits, search history, and even your email communications.

Here are some tips to protect your digital footprint:

  1. Be mindful of what you share online: Think twice before posting anything online that you wouldn’t want the world to see. Avoid sharing sensitive personal information such as your home address, phone number, or financial information.

  2. Use strong and unique passwords: Always use strong and unique passwords for your online accounts, and never reuse the same password across multiple accounts. Consider using a password manager to keep track of your passwords.

  3. Regularly review your privacy settings: Make sure you review your privacy settings on all your social media and online accounts to ensure that you are not sharing more information than you intended.

  4. Limit your online activity: Limit the amount of information you share online, and avoid oversharing. Also, be careful about the websites you visit, and avoid clicking on suspicious links or downloading unknown attachments.

  5. Keep your software and devices up to date: Make sure that you regularly update your software and devices to ensure that you have the latest security patches and updates.

  6. Use a VPN: Consider using a virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt your online activities and protect your privacy.

  7. Use VYPRnest, a company with technology that will stop hackers and keep your money safe and secure. Simply plug the VYPRnest box into your router and relax.

By following these tips, you can protect your digital footprint and reduce the risk of cyber threats such as identity theft, fraud, and data breaches. Don’t become part of a statistic. Pay attention, stay alert, and make smart, common sense decisions when it comes to checking your emails or making online payments. Covert Results cyber security division will lead you in the right direction and guide you to financial peace of mind, knowing you are protected. 

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