How to protect your own security

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Hello readers! Today, I would like to inform you some methods to protect your personal information. We currently live in a society that is greatly benefited by the fast Internet and high IT technology. However, on the downside, the current society also lacks substantial protection against extortion of our personal information. In order to prevent a great loss and to protect one’s security, it is very important for individuals to keep some of the easy steps in mind.

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Recently, a group of elders were swindled 2 million won by a man who took their personal information in exchange for ramen and rice. Such exploitation of personal information happens quite regularly in today’s society, which makes it more necessary for individuals to take personal information seriously. The very first step one must take is to be aware of information exposure. With increasing use of online banking and joining of online clubs that require personal information, it is important to know which online sites one had shared information with.

Secondly, it is important to use anti-bank fraud service. There are several services available including credit-bank protection and I-pin service. Credit-banking is a service that uses one’s name to lock the usage of authentication that makes it safer to do financial transactions using the internet. Also, I-pin service is an alternative of the resident registration number that may also be useful in order to prevent the leakage of the precursor of personal information.

Lastly, always update on the new policies on personal security. Last September, the Finance Services Commission (FSC) and the Finance Supervisory Service (FSS) updated a policy that would additionally protect e-banking and prevent bank frauds. From this update, additional procedures in authentication, including cellphone Social Messenger Service (SNS) identification, will be done along with the current usage of One-Time- Programmable (OTP) or disposable password. The current update will limit the fraud of certificate verification and prevent the overuse of online banking in a day. It will be useful to know the updates given by the FSC and FSS in private information.

I hope these tips will help you not to “lock the stable after the horse is stolen.”

Sincerely, Frank

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