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identity theft

From Chase Manhattan Bank to Target, we hear of more and more security breaches.  These breaches are certainly enough to make you question your online identity. Identity theft is a scary thing, but there are things you can do to tighten your personal security.

With the rising number of hackers, and with more and more being done on the internet, it’s time take a hard look at information you’re unknowingly giving away every day.

Sharing facts such as your birthday, street address and phone number make a hacker’s job much easier.

Don’t use the same password for multiple sites, and make sure your password is a strong one.

It’s hard to believe, but some people do not use security software. This is a big mistake, and leaves you vulnerable to all sorts of cyber-attacks.

Shred before you throw away anything containing personal information.

Just remember, the main reason private information is vulnerable isn’t because the hackers are so smart, it is because consumers often leave gaping holes in their personal security.

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