Should You Use a ‘Dark Web Scan’ to Protect Your Identity?

Should You Use a ‘Dark Web Scan’ to Protect Your Identity?

Posted October 26, 2020

Should You Use a ‘Dark Web Scan’ to Protect Your Identity?

  • A dark scan will scan the dark web to see if medical identification info and bank account numbers are being shared.
  • If you get positive results, the dark scan service will suggest that you change your passwords, use stronger ones, or put a credit freeze on your credit profiles. A negative search result doesn’t necessarily mean you haven’t had a data breach, of course, as there’s no way for any company to search the entirety of the dark web.
  • A dark scan will only reveal that your personal information is on the dark web.
  • The most effective steps to protect yourself (cancelling cards, password changes, credit freezes) are free — you don’t need to pay a company for it unless you want to delegate the hassle.

– Mike Winters | October 26, 2020