Updated: Feb 12
The smart enemy hits you exactly where you think you are safe. Cyberbullying or cyber harassment is a form of bullying or harassment using electronic means. Cyberbullying and cyber harassment are also known as online bullying. It has become increasingly common, especially amongst teenagers.
Cyberbullying and/or stalking has the potential to destroy lives. A cyber attack is an attempt by hackers to damage or destroy a computer network or system. Literally all of your information is on a computer somewhere. Your phone number, address and social security number. Your password, bank information, credit history, and financial records.
All purchases ever made with a credit or debit card. Literally every purchase you ever made.
Licenses. Your search engine history. Medical Records. Dental Records. Your entire family’s medical history.
Fingerprint identification and facial recognition.
Your current location and most frequent locations.
Call history. Text messages. Your private conversations. Intimate details about your every day life. Employment history, test scores, and liabilities. Social media posts, likes, and shares. Computers track what television shows you watch and what genre of movies you enjoy. Music playlists and YouTube Videos watched. Your favorite restaurants, groups, and interests.
Photographs of your loved ones.
Who you dated and why you broke up.
What keystrokes you used and what is on your computer screen at all times of the day and night, basically giving the end user the ability to read your mind. Your phone has a GPS tracker inside of it that can be remotely turned on from anywhere in the world. It also has a microphone and video camera. Your phone is a computer that is either in your hand or in your pocket twenty-four hours a day.
If this device isn’t nearby, you can always rely on your trusted smart watch to tell you what time it is, where you are, and what you are doing. What time you wake up. What you ate today. Who is calling you, and what your heart rate is when the phone rings. You rely on computers to keep you safe.
Are you safe?