That is why Telenor is increasing protection against digital identity theft

Too many Danes reuse their passwords across services and are thus at risk of identity theft and fraud with NemID, bank and credit cards.

That is why Telenor is now expanding the NetSikker Plus solution with the ID Vagt service, which helps protect your personal information on the web and warns you if it is part of a data leak.

More than every third Dane is worried about identity theft and fraud with Easy-ID, bank and credit cards. This is shown by a survey among more than 1,100 Danes conducted by the research institute Norstat on behalf of Telenor. And the fear is not unfounded. Figures from Statistics Denmark from 2020 show that half of the population reuses their passwords for social media on other services, while every eighth uses the same login on social media and NemID.

That is why Telenor is now launching the ID Vagt service as part of the NetSikker Plus product. ID Guard can help you protect your personal information online and alert you via email if it is part of a data leak, so you can quickly respond and change your password.

Telenor increases protection against digital identity theft“As a provider of digital infrastructure, we have a responsibility to take care of our customers and help them move safely and securely online. The Internet is a fantastic place with endless possibilities, and our customers must be able to enjoy it – and at the same time feel completely confident that Telenor have their backs if the accident is out, ”says Christian Hoffmann, director of the private market at Telenor.

A dangerous combination of information

Earlier this year, Telenor included the NetSikker service in all mobile subscriptions for private customers. NetSikker acts as an insurance and covers the user of the subscription in cases involving digital infringements, such as publishing unwanted content without consent, digital bullying and fake profiles.

The page was followed by NetSikker Plus, which for DKK 49 / month. covers the whole family against digital infringement and ID theft, eg if a family member’s personal information is used to take out a loan or buy goods without consent. Now Telenor Netsikker Plus is expanding to also include ID Vagt.

ID Guard can monitor up to five emails and alert the user if one of them appears in a data leak. This does not necessarily mean that the user has been hacked, but is most often a sign that a website where you have used your email as a username has had a security breach.

This can mean that the e-mail and possibly the password are available on “the dark web”, and this can have major consequences – especially if you belong to the half of the population who use the same password for several services. It is often the combination of personal information such as address and social security number that hackers can find on various services and social media, which in the worst case can lead to them taking out loans or buying goods in your name and for your money.

“Basically, you should never reuse your password, but the reality is, unfortunately, that many do it anyway – to some extent. Therefore, we want to ensure that our customers are notified quickly if their information abounds online, so that they can react and change their password before it is too late, ”says Christian Hoffmann from Telenor.


Source: IT-Kanalen by it-kanalen.dk.

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