It seems every day there’s another news story about some thief’s action s affecting sometimes hundreds of thousands or millions of people as they’ve gotten hold of supposedly proprietary information. May brought Twitter to its knees with announcements to its 336 million users to change passwords after admitting they’d been compromised by a bug. Retailers, credit bureaus and even the IRS have all been recent targets donning egg on their face with admissions of vulnerabilities.
Fortunately, there are some easy ways you can manage your household to reduce your risks as the hackers go trolling.
Lazy is a bad way to be when it comes to protecting your online information. Anyone who has experienced a serious identity theft breach has learned the hard way how much time, money and angst goes into correcting such things. Often, it takes years to set things right. Make getting access to your information a little bit more of a hassle for you and you’ll make it a big headache for hackers. You’ll sleep easier with the knowledge you’re doing a better job protecting accounts from sadistic villains.