Avoid Becoming the Victim Doxing
When your personal identity is compromised, it is called doxing, and it can happen with or without you knowing it. The word doxing is a combination of the word document and the word tracing and refers to the collection of documents of a person or even a company in order to study more about them. Doxing takes place over the internet and involves searching for details on a person.
Doxing can trace real information such as your name, phone number, location, and email address-all real. No one is safe while browsing on the web.
You may have even been the one participating in Doxing, and you probably don’t even know it. If you have ever searched for someone on Google, then you have done some Doxing.
However, that was a harmless act if you were trying to contact someone or just wanted to know a little more about someone. Unfortunately, there are many people who are Doxing with malicious intent. Many politicians and celebrities are the focal point of Doxing, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t be next.
There are some precautions that you should take to protect yourself while you are on social media sites such as Twitter or Facebook. You can use a fake name instead of your real name and only tell your friends and family, or anyone you want to know that it’s you, your fake name. You can also visit websites through proxy and keep multiple email addresses. This will avert any malicious Doxing.