With more and more of our life ending up on the internet, or on computers in some fashion, it has become of the utmost priority to protect your privacy. Darius Fisher, the President of Status Labs, knows first hand what it can mean to lose your privacy on the internet. Getting doxxed is what happens when your private information goes public and trolls use it against you to cause frustration and potential harm. Having lived through it first hand, Fisher decided to compile some easy to implement tips on preventing it in the future.
So the first thing that Darius Fisher advocates doxxing victims to practice is this: patience. The people that hack your personal information and spew it to the public want you to freak out and overreact. Instead of giving in to what they want, no matter how hard it might be, Darius Fisher advocates taking a calm and measured approach. Document all of the information that is getting posted, take screenshots of who is dealing the information, and make sure to file complaints and reports to the proper agencies immediately. Once you’ve done that you can move on to preventative measures.
In terms of doxxing prevention Darius Fisher advocates really controlling what information you even allow to reach the internet. Obviously we are going to use the internet and our information is going to get out there, but we can at least control how the flow works. Make sure that your social media accounts are locked down tight. Make sure to keep your info restricted to just friends while limiting who can share, view, or comment on the information.
After you’ve started reeling your information in you can start to get serious about privacy in the future. Start to get into the habit of changing your passwords frequently, running spyware and malware software on your computer, and preventing the problem from ever happening again.
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