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Social networking site 'Facebook' reaches it's 5th birthday this month. more From behind their bedroom doors, more than 1 out of every 10 teenagers has posted a nude or seminude picture of themselves or others online - a "digital tattoo" that could haunt them for the rest of their lives, according to a poll being released today.
Aside from the nudity, the survey also found that at least a quarter of the young people polled had posted something they later regretted, made fun of others or created a false identity online.
“It can be as simple as them setting up a router that appears to have the same name as the one at the coffee shop or the hotel,” says Amy Nofziger, director of regional operations for AARP Foundation.
“You think you’re on the real one, but you’re on theirs.
Many of these public Wi-Fi networks lack strong security protections, making it easy for hackers to capture passwords and gain access to your credit card and bank account information as you shop or conduct other financial transactions online.
Hitting delete to get rid of a questionable photo won't help.
The digital imprint never goes away and could be flitting across computer screens around the world.
“But consumers should never use unsecured Wi-Fi to log in to social media, engage in credit card transactions, or do online banking.” Many of us do, though.
A new Fraud Watch Network survey of 800 adults found that about 4 out of 10 consumers use free Wi-Fi at least once a month.
Victims often don’t even realize that the suspicious charge appearing on their credit card statement was the result of using free Wi-Fi earlier, Nofziger says.