Myth vs. Fact: Is the Online World More Dangerous Than the Real World?

Microsoft Releases “Myth vs. Fact” factsheet dispelling four common online myths. 

  • Myth: Identity theft usually happens on the Internet.
    Fact: Online methods accounted for only 11% of identity theft in 2009.
  • Myth: Child predators are moving to the Internet to exploit children by pretending they are children.
    Fact: In 95% of Internet-initiated sex crimes against minors, the children knew the perpetrators were adults.
  • Myth: Making purchases on the Internet is risky.
    Fact: Most security experts agree that the risk of fraud is greater with offline purchases
  • Myth: You have no control over your reputation on the Internet.
    Fact: You can take steps to control your online reputation, and many do.

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BLAKE is a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20 years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE was also a Personal Technology Coach for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side. BLAKE now works full-time for a major media company.
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