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Identity Theft in South-East Asia: Causes and Precautions

Version 1 : Received: 18 May 2020 / Approved: 20 May 2020 / Online: 20 May 2020 (11:14:36 CEST)

How to cite: Haque, A.K.M.B.; Sultana, R.; FAHAD, M.S.; ISLAM, T. Identity Theft in South-East Asia: Causes and Precautions. Preprints 2020, 2020050330 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0330.v1). Haque, A.K.M.B.; Sultana, R.; FAHAD, M.S.; ISLAM, T. Identity Theft in South-East Asia: Causes and Precautions. Preprints 2020, 2020050330 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0330.v1).

Abstract

As technology evolves, our digital footprint keeps increasing. Now, everything we do is largely related to us being online, connected and logged. Therefore, if someone’s online data is exposed, then their life will be compromised. This is called identity theft and in this era of technology, it has become one of the most serious forms of crime. When someone’s data is compromised, there is a huge chance of harming the person financially, morally and socially. New technology and the knowledge gap it creates when it first comes out is perfect for identity thieves to exploit. If we are not cautious, our future will be very different than what we dream of due to the very technology created to make it better. Hence, we need to understand the technology, identify the loopholes and educate ourselves to avoid being held captive by our digital footprint.

Subject Areas

digital footprint; exploit; identity theft; technology

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