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 Just got hacked!

 As consumers continue to migrate their personal lives from hard documents to online
 formats, one thing becomes clear – 100% digital domains can cause as many problems as
 they solve.
Online PR News – 25-February-2011 Los Angeles, CA – Life Link International, LLC, developer of
“The SAFE”, a secure, encrypteddata storage device , continues in its quest to help people of any
age preserve what’s most important in their lives- their identity.

“Personal information is no longer safe; there are too many vehicles being used today that could tap
into your privacy. In fact you might say your personal data could be floating out somewhere on a
cloud,” says company spokesperson, Suzi Bruno. For anyone not familiar with the term “cloud”, as in
cloud marketing, cloud computing- cloud is simply a metaphor for the internet. And while the
internet does provide a certain amount of anonymity, it does make it easier for hackers, cyber-savvy
crooks and the unscrupulous employee or vendor.

According to Identity Theft Resource Center 2010 Breach Report, malicious attacks still account for
more breaches than human error, with hacking at 17.1% and insider theft at 15.4%.

So how do you protect your privacy? Life Link Safe gives few simple tips, reminders and
• A computer screen left unattended is a magnet to wondering eyes. It only takes a thief a few
seconds to email or print personal information. Put the computer in lock-mode or have a strong
 password-protected entry on screensaver. This can be accomplished by adding a number or
punctuation mark to the password. And by no means leave a copy of the password near the
computer. Unfortunately, writing down the code in a notebook or simply leaving it in a desk drawer
is an open invitation to thieves, trusted co-workers or even within the family unit.

• Don’t share too much about yourself online. While most social network and membership sites
require some personal information plus identity verification such as date or place of birth, street you
lived on, mother’s maiden name or even a pet’s name, never post it. And never use the same
password for all your internet use.

• It is not uncommon to hear of breaches in security almost anywhere that allows your personal data
to be seen by people that have no business knowing your business. NEVER give personal
information to anyone unless it is absolutely necessary. Protect your social security and driver’s
license numbers. It should only be given for limited reasons such as: banks, employers and
government offices, and only when absolutely required. If any other office or business asks for the
social security number, ask them why it is needed.

• Searching the internet is commonplace today and all internet browsers are equal, think again. Here
is a check list of the most recent top ten browsers. Make it a daily routine to delete all temporary
files, cookies, internet search history. There are numerous programs which can be purchased or
downloaded for free. No time to “browse”, here is Google instructions to clear past searches. It takes
a minute but worth the time to prevent hackers and viruses form attacking your computer.
Most importantly, Bruno emphasizes, “It’s up to you to protect your personal data at all costs.
Remember, if government files can be hacked, so can online or mobile storage services. Plus if you
choose to keep your files on CD’s, they are not encrypted nor are most password-protected pocket
 USB drives .” She goes on to remind consumers that should a computer need fixing, NEVER leave it
with anyone. Think about how easy it would be to download all your personal information. Have the
repair person come to your office or home and again, NEVER leave the computer out of your sight.
It only takes a minute steal your identity.

For further information in personal data protection, email; call 323.962.9211 or
stop by Life Link Safe to see how easily you can keep your privacy….private.

About The SAFE:

Established in 2008, Life Link Safe provides the best of both worlds, the perfect combination of
secure storage with the personal, local safeguarding of all personal data. Unlike other products that
promise safe protection of valuable records, The SAFE is designed with security measures that
circumvent the never-ending threats of online living. The SAFE is completely off-line, so there is no
chance of user info being hacked.

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