Computer hackers and identity thieves have various ways to access your accounts, steal your cash and ruin your credit. Hackers use malware programs that access your computer through vulnerabilities in your web browser. Identify thieves crack your passwords and personal identification number, or PIN’s, using technology and your own lack of awareness. While you can never be completely safe from hacking, complicating matters for hackers
and thieves can be within your control.
Re-invert your password and personal identification number. Your password and PIN codes are an important line of defense against hackers and identity thieves. Never make a password an actual word, especially one that’s important to you, such as a child name or favorite brand. Make your codes cryptic with mix of latter, numbers or symbols that you’ll never use in any other context.
Fictionalize your security answers. Answers to account security questions let you request password reminders and gain access to your account when your login fail. The questions are also meant to assure the company that the person providing the answers is, indeed, you. Real answers to security questions, such as your mother maiden name or the name of your pet, can be found by an identify thief, especially if you and your family post about your life on social media sites.Create fictional answers to increase security.
Stay aware online. Avoid banking using public, unsecured Wi-Fi. Keep your browser update so that it’s more difficult for hackers to track your activity. Never enter login information after a link you click request it.
Stay aware while offline shopping. Never share your security codes.Takes your card to the register when paying, rather than have someone take your cars to the register for you, so that you can see how the store cashier or restaurant employee handles your card. When using a public ATM, cover the keypad as you enter your PIN and be sure to collect the transaction receipt. Using cash more and cards less while shopping helps protect you by
minimizing the opportunity criminals have to infiltrate your card transactions.
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