Good article to get you bullet-proof against ID theft.
10 simple steps to follow.
Two in particular caught my eye.
#2 refers to tiny 1 pixel images that are embedded in emails. These tiny images reveal your location, the fact you opened the email, and that your email is valid. All gold-dust to a hacker.
I had no idea about these nasty images. If you are on iOS you can block them. Not so if you use Gmail however. Bit of an own goal by Google but there we go.
Also, have a look at #6 which focuses on free wi-fi spots. Worth a read.
One thing that most people don't realize is that, when it comes to malicious emails by hackers and spammers, that a small one-by-one pixel image is often embedded directly into the email that reveals three crucial things. 1) your location, 2) the date and time you viewed the email, and 3) that your email address is valid. That information is like gold to people who are fixated on penetrating your personal and financial information.