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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