We live in the internet era where everything we do and everywhere we go is traceable. Doxxing is an unethical cyber practice that exposes information of any person to the public while he/she would rather stay anonymous. It is unnerving to know that details in our day-to-day blogs, forums, games and social media are all susceptible to this risk. Thus doxxing often lead to victim changing their handles, phone numbers and mail ids.
How doxxing can be used for both good and bad purposes? Does anonymity truly exists in the world of web with third-party data collectors, trolls and cybercriminals lurking around? What role do our IP addresses play in identifying doxxing?
Manjula Sridhar is Co-founder of ArgByte, US Incorporated cyber security consulting firm. She is also an endurance athlete, volunteer and public speaker and coaches pre entrepreneurs. Moreover she researched and filed several patents and worked for Lucent and Bosch Telecom. Manjula also provides services pro-bono for students through ArgByte.
The Internet could be termed virtual for namesake but here risks are very much real. Internet has become our generation’s boon. At the same time cyber crime, privacy and online security became a serious fix. Be it mobiles, laptops or any electronic device, when connected to a network can be hacked and violated. Hence we bring you our Security series to help you stay mindful online and tread carefully through this maze. Join us and learn all about passwords, privacy, end-to-end encryption, VPNs and much more.
You can also watch the episode Being Safe Online to know more about online safety.