With the recent hacks upon various internet systems and companies such as Twitter, Pay Pal, CNN, HBO, or even Hillary Clinton’s emails, etc., security upon the internet has come into question. That was probably a “No, Duh!” statement but I always have made sure that when posting anything on the internet, that I have always streamlined what I post. Meaning, that I clear it of a lot of personal information that cannot be used for the benefit of hackers or any other 6-year-old with higher computer skills than most of us.
One of the things that I do is use avatars, image filters or photo altering techniques upon my profile picture and wallpaper postings, this safeguards my own privacy and maintains a degree or professionalism.
Many may not think so, (as you may have seen on some LinkedIn post), the usage of photos can be so embarrassing that the photos look like something from a Facebook post. I’m sorry but an all-nighter begs one to question your professionalism and furthers my argument for an avatar.
I have listed two online sites that I use to gain the anonymity for personal photos also to bring a “flare” to stock photos or just plain boring pictures that way I can reuse photos over and over while reducing the threat of third party usage.
Free avatar maker: http://avatarmaker.com/
Free text/logo creator: http://www.flamingtext.com/
I think since this blog is of course online that such a post is not only but necessary, but is hopefully informative to a certain point of how to work around an issue like this. The issue of such a hack attack is not something that should be ignored nor thought of as a one-time occurrence; such attacks will happen again in the future, therefore anyone using a computer should have some type of technique in place.
This is one of the techniques I personally use. As I further work on my blog I will research and of course, inform you of my findings upon here.
Here is information regarding the hacking attack on major Internet and corporate organizations: