The Internet is one giant mall, just waiting for you to spend every penny you have access to on every possible luxury that this world can produce. You could be a millionaire and not be able to buy a tenth of the handsome goodies that await you with every click of your keys and mouse. But then again, maybe the Internet is just a giant trap, waiting for every hacker in creation to descend on your helpless information and have their way with your bank accounts, wrecking your credit and forcing you into a menial job and a life spent impoverished. As gloom and doom as that sounds, it really is not that far from the potential truth. Fortunately, there are ways you can fight back.
First off, you need to have solid security software for your computer. If you do not, stop reading this article, go get some great online safety software, and then come back here for your next bit of advice. As simple as it is to set up great software that will keep your computer far safer from the attacks of malicious code and the hacking masters who pull its strings, far too many people do not take the simple steps necessary to keep themselves safe. Not to sound cruel, but people who do not prepare for bad things tend to get what they deserve.
The second thing that you can do to make sure that your accounts are safe online is to not use them. Yes, it really is as simple as not risking your credit card and bank account numbers online. The great news is that you can still purchase things with impunity, by using prepaid credit cards. With these kinds of cards, you are only risking the precise amount of money that you put into them, so the hackers wind up being able to get nothing — instead of getting to wreak devastation on your accounts and your life.