Hackers are like any other type of thief. They look for easy targets and take advantage of them. Are you an easy target in the eyes of identity thieves?
Let’s assume that you’ve taken basic prevention steps, like using anti-virus software and securing your router to prevent hackers from getting directly into your system. Have you considered these other five ways to keep personal and account information safe?
1. Use Strong Passwords – Surely, you’ve moved past “password” or “12345678.” The best passwords contain upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols – but how do you remember them?
Try inserting characters in regular patterns into names you’ll remember. For example, if your dog’s name is Rex, try “R!e@x#1$”. See the pattern? Check your computer keyboard.
To make it easier, use the same basic pattern but add an identifier in front …