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Security Information for Women

Being a woman, you know how to take care of your self and your family. But you should aware of the online risks posed to a woman. There are women who has faced faced problems of online sexual harassment. As the Internet is regularly used to purchase products, make travel arrangements, and conduct banking transactions, many women are becoming vulnerable to online harassments.

It has become essential for women to be extra careful with the information they share and also safeguarding their privacy online.

It is true that every Internet user is vulnerable to cyber-crime. However reports show that women and children are the most susceptible. Documented cases of online sexual harassment include victimizers sending sexually explicit mails or seeking out and stalking women. Online sexual harassment is said to occur when:

  • A harasser sends profane emails to the victim’s address
  • A male harasses a female in a public chat forum