SOURCE: JustAskGemalto

January 15, 2010 15:44 ET Releases Last Digital Security Video Discussing Protecting Personal Information While Using the Internet

CrunchGear's Nicholas Deleon Expert Video Available on JustAskGemalto's YouTube Channel

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - January 15, 2010) - The ease and convenience of being able to surf the Web on your smart phone or in a coffee shop with public wifi has become one of life's indulgences that many people take advantage of on a regular basis. As with most digital ventures there are certain precautions to prevent phishing and information and identity theft that must be taken to protect personal information. Nicholas Deleon of CrunchGear explains to JustAskGemalto easy measures that can be taken to maximize digital security with consumers while traveling as well as in sites like social networks.

"Be alert is the best advice. If something seems strange, it probably is, and you shouldn't go in that direction [on the Web]," says Deleon of general Internet use. According to InformationWeek, "the recent attacks on Google, Adobe, and others started with spear-phishing email messages with infected attachments which lured users within the victim companies to open what appeared to be documents from people they knew." Continued education and awareness of digital security remains important for all consumers and businesses, including the most tech-savvy companies.

Details of JustAskGemalto's interview with Nicholas Deleon

  • Keeping track of your cell phone and using password protection is one of Deleon's primary pieces of advice to consumers.
  • Deleon talks specifically about phishing on social networking and gaming sites.
  • The CrunchGear blogger describes his own ways of protecting personal information when traveling.
  • Deleon's Digital Security Expert Video can be viewed at

Quotes from CrunchGear, Nicholas Deleon

  • "No company, Google, Microsoft,, is not going to ask you for your account information under any circumstances, so don't give it up in any situation"
  • "The same principles that you use on general Web sites can apply to your social networks. Just be on your guard"
  • "If you're in a Starbucks, don't visit sites with mission critical data"

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We use electronic devices on a frequent, if not daily basis -- our PC or Mac, BlackBerry, iPhone, cell phone, epassport, credit card, and employee badge. They bring us freedom and convenience and we depend on these devices to carry and exchange our personal information. Along with this freedom comes the responsibility to safeguard our identity, personal data and financial transactions. answers consumer questions about how to better enjoy the conveniences of the digital world and how to secure one's digital identity and information while surfing, buying, traveling and communicating.

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