A word to the wise: Protect yourself online

A few days back, one of our commenters suggested that it could be possible to acquire a person’s IP address by getting them to click on a ‘honey trap’ link.

While we don’t approve of this as a strategy, and made that clear at the time, it does occur to us that the other side might well attempt to find out personal information about those of us who oppose Hoaxtead. (Even though they allege we’re all one person. We didn’t say they make a lot of sense.)

With that in mind, we’d like to suggest that if you’re clicking on unfamiliar links, or visiting—and especially commenting on—sites run by Hoaxtead hawkers, please use protection.

We recommend that you use a VPN (Virtual Private Network), which will disguise your IP address and keep the risk to a minimum. A couple of our team members swear by CyberGhost VPN, but there are many others out there. Shop around, check out the reviews, find the one that works best for you.

We are all acutely aware that those on the other side have no compunction about sharing innocent people’s personal data far and wide, and accusing them of horrendous crimes; don’t leave yourself open to this kind of attack.

stay safe

 

7 thoughts on “A word to the wise: Protect yourself online

  1. Is your IP always specific to you though? If its supplied via your broadband service then don’t you share it with many others and, also, doesn’t it change regularly anyway?
    Sorry for ignorance. Bit confused as to whether I need to really protect myself or not, so grateful for wise advice please.

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