So you don’t have major financial institution spreadsheets on your hard drive or a database of Beverly Hills socialites’ social security numbers. You probably do have an email password, access to at least one social networking site and a resumé in your documents folder, which are all someone needs to steal your identity.
Think about it – all your juicy lifespan details are listed: your alma mater, work timeline, etc. See, you do have something valuable on your computer – and it’s worth protecting.
Fact or Myth? "There is nothing valuable on my computer."
In addition, even in the unlikely event you have none of the above on your machine, it could also be in and of itself valuable to a hacker, for example it could be used as part of a botnet attack. More information on other uses can be found on this government posting about cyber security myths http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST06-002.html
Sophia, thanks for that great link!
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