Free Identity Theft Test
It’s very convenient to let Internet Explorer (IE) or Firefox save values and automatically complete fields on forms, but it may not be completely secure. Think about what could happen if you walk away from your computer for an extended period,
and someone else walks up to it and starts working.
|How This Works|
|Click in a fields below and click the down arrow key on your keyboard or try typing the initial digits of the appropriate numbers or letters in these same fields, to see what your browser gives up.
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOT ASKING TO FILL IN THE INFORMATION.
|PC Pitstop will never see the contents of these
|If you have auto-complete disabled or other browser privacy restrictions in place – this test may not produce results for you.|
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|The Problem: Your Private Data May Be Exposed|
|Perhaps you have used your computer for online shopping at some time in the past, and allowed your browser to save your credit card number.|
If the person who walked up to your computer were malicious or dishonest, they could take advantage of the saved number to
buy items with your credit card.
What about your social security number? If the browser has saved that, someone else using
your computer could steal it just by typing a number, and use it to steal your
Another danger of allowing your browser to save values and autocomplete fields on
|We recommend several steps that you can take to make your online accounts more secure from a physical intrusion at your computer:|
|PC Pitstop Recommendations|
|Consider clearing and/or disabling the Auto Complete feature of your browser.
To configure AutoComplete settings in Internet Explorer 7:
To configure History & Privacy Options in Firefox:
Clearing Private Data
Setting Private Data Preferences
|If you allow your system to sleep or hibernate, set it to ask for a password
when it resumes. This is especially important on a laptop computer.
|Don’t use your browser to save credit card numbers.|
|If you need help remembering your credit card numbers or typing your address,
use a more secure product for filling in forms, such as RoboForm.
|Have an account password for access to your computer, and make it a strong password.
Log out of your account when you leave your computer for an extended period.
If you use a screen saver, set it to ask for a password when it resumes.