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How do you protect your information on the go? Or are you like most and don’t?

written by Shane "Geek" Lundberg November 7, 2015

This post brought to you by 3M. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Don’t Hate The Geek.

What would you do if someone stole all of your personal information? Would it make you feel worse that it was due to you not realizing who was standing behind you in that grocery store aisle as you paid for you items? I know I do not ever spend the time to look at who is behind me or if someone is looking over my shoulder while I am cruising the mobile internet and doing everything from banking to Facebook…the whole time showing all of my personal info. Learn More About Visual Hacking.

Visual hacking is a legitimate threat to organization:

  • Visual hacking: the act of viewing or capturing sensitive, confidential and privacy information for unauthorized use. It is an under addressed threat in the IT security plans and privacy policies of many organization
  • A visual hacker may only need one piece of valuable information to unlock a large-scale data breach. (“3M Visual Hacking Experiment.” Ponemon Institute. Sponsored by 3M Company. 2015).

Good news out there though geeks. 3M has got your back. They have developed a screen protector for phones and tablets that utilizes the same technology in their screen protectors for computer monitors to be able to hide and shield you information from wandering eyes.


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