There are at least five common ways for hostile parties to access and use your personal data:
Providing personal information through phishing or voice phishing
Providing personal information in chat rooms, forums, and so on
Browsing infected sites
Your computer or storage devices have been stolen or lost
Disposal of personal documents without shredding
How do I keep my identity?
Keep passwords secret, always use strong passwords, and never use your BGU password for personal accounts not within university applications.
There is no need to disclose information such as your birth date, mother's maiden name, favorite pet name, and so on the Internet - these questions are often used in basic security questions
When you forget details of online accounts as proof of identity, do not give out any personal information online, especially on social networking sites
Note the email and information you transmit with instant messaging software, beware of phishing scams
Make sure that all the computers you use are up-to-date with security updates and anti-virus software
Keep your computer hardware and storage from theft
When you replace your computer hardware, make sure you've taken all of your personal information
You can also use Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) or Multi-factor authentication on sites or applications that support it.