Secure Your Amazon Profile

Secure Your Amazon Profile

Did you know you have a public Amazon profile that is automatically created when you sign up for an Amazon account? This profile doesn't provide too much information publicly by default, but it is another data point for 3rd parties. Michael Bazzell from Intel Techniques provided a quick guide in his latest email newsletter on how to take a few easy steps to secure your Amazon profile. The following is an excerpt taken from his email, and is intended only for a quick reference. For the complete guide and his other material, please see his website listed above. I claim no credit for this tutorial. 1) Remove your Amazon public profile Your Amazon profile is created automatically, whether you want it or not, and it contains comments, ratings, public Wish Lists, biographical information, and other site interaction. This profile doesn’t include your purchases or your browsing history, but it’s very informative. If you want to control what activity is visible on your public...
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Can the SPAM – Use Email Aliases

Can the SPAM – Use Email Aliases

Everyone has that junk email account from an old mail service they don't use anymore (ehem...AOL). They give it to salesmen, questionable websites, contests, fake accounts, etc. That way the majority of SPAM goes to the secondary account and fewer personal details are provided. While is a great solution, it's time to upgrade to junk mail 2.0. I know you're thinking, "Why? That just sounds like putting lipstick on a pig." I'm glad you asked. Imagine actually being able to reduce SPAM. Now picture having control over the email address(es) you provide no longer locked down by a single account. What if the addresses you provided had a sole purpose, so you could remember who you gave your email to and why? These are just a few of the benefits of email masking. If that sounds too"techy," don't worry, it's simple and quick to get started. Here are a few options to keep people from dumping on your virtual property. 1. Gmail...
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