In this age of increasing cases of identity theft, we should all be taking care that we do not become a victim ourselves. Fortunately in order to help us protect our information, today there is what is known as a Privacy Protector or privacy filter available for our PCs laptops or even most of our handheld devices. These are screens which are placed in front of our existing screens, either temporarily or permanently and which reduce the arc of vision which the screen displays. This means that the screen of a laptop being used by one airline passenger will not be able to be seen by the passenger in the next seat and so better protects the user’s privacy.
It is not just during airline flights when these filters can be useful though as even at the airport’s someone may be able to see what private information you place on your laptop or at least allow the laptop to reveal it. Buses, trains, and their relevant terminals also present the same opportunities for those that steal identities and so are also places where a screen protector or filter should be used.
It isn’t just private information these screens can help to keep hidden as often businessmen, especially whilst visiting other companies, are at risk of having confidential information stolen from the haphazard use of their laptops and screens can therefore also assist in keeping confidential information confidential. Although a businessman may be vigilant to who is around them when looking up confidential information on their laptops, there are security cameras pointed?
These filters or screens which are now made by several different companies will usually come in a variety of sizes, shapes and so be suitable for most PCs laptops or handheld devices and come in either black or gold. Although some people may like to keep these filters on their pc at all times, others, due to the fact that they do take away some of the colors from the display, may opt to just use them as and when they are not at home or are outside of their office. Most of the filters, therefore, come with two types of fitting, a temporary one which can be quickly and easily put on or removed and a more permanent fitting, which although said to be permanent, can also be removed and put back on but with a little extra effort.
Even if you share your office with others, it is still better to be safe than sorry even if you know the other people that share your office and so do your best and take all necessary precautions to keep your personal information private at all times. Today those people that steal identities are cannier than they used to be as, today they may steal your information but they may not use it for several months, trying to ensure you will not know when your information was stolen, giving them a better opportunity of getting away with their offense.