Protect Metadata

Metadata is a very useful type of data that gives specific information like OS version, Application used, etc. So, metadata is a goldmine for cybercriminals as it can help tailor attacks for individuals and helps in targeted phishing.

There are many ways that you can protect your metadata from getting stolen.

  • VPN Service: These services not only cloak your presence online but offer industry-leading procedures to protect your metadata from getting stolen. They are available for your computer, tablet, and smartphone. Many of them offer family plans and low-cost subscription rates.
  • Adblock: Block those annoying ads that not only interrupt your browsing experience but track your online activity like a creepy stalker. Both Firefox and Chrome offer ad-block extensions.
  • Disable JavaScript:  This not only blocks ads but those annoying modal windows that beg you to share their site on your social media pages. It also turns off scripts that can leave you vulnerable to hackers and malware.
  • Password Policy: Generate strong and unique passwords for every website you frequently shop or visit. There are plenty of apps available for your computer and devices that will help you generate and manage your passwords.
  • Digital signatures: A digital signature is a way of indicating that a document is authentic, has been signed by a particular person and has not been modified since the signature was applied. Digital signatures help certify the authenticity of documents. Note that this only applies to changes to the image pages or electronic files.  Changes to metadata or annotations will not be counted as changes for digital signature purposes.
  • Version Control: Once version control is enabled, changes to a document will be retained in the version history. From the Versions tab in the metadata pane, you can easily see all of the changes that have been made to the document over the course of its history. This includes changes to the document’s text, metadata, image pages, and electronic document. If invalid changes are made, it is very easy to revert to an older version of the document.

We hope this helps. If any suggestions or doubts you can add a comment and we will reply as soon as possible.

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