While consumers can’t control what happens in data breaches at big companies, there are many ways they can protect themselves from identity theft on their own. One place to start is with the passwords we use every day to access email, online banking, social media and more.
First, don’t use obvious passwords or leave a generic password in place. Research has shown that an alarming number of people use “password,” “123456” or other passwords that are easily hacked. Many people use the same password for everything, which means that if one account is hacked, an identity thief could hack into all of your accounts. Read more from the Better Business Bureau....
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