What security precautions my family should use
UPDATED on 2014-03-13
Every few months you read a news story about how another website has suffered a data breach and all of their login information has been stolen (i.e. email addresses and passwords). There are plenty of more data breaches that don’t get reported because the affected companies either don’t know the theft has occurred or choose not to report it in fear of the bad publicity. But it data theft does happen and it happens frequently.
This affects you as it leads to people breaking into your other accounts. When your email address and password are stolen from one site the thieves then go to other popular website and try to login as you using the same email address and password. Since people don’t change their email addresses very often there is a good chance you used the same one all over the internet. And since few people bother to change their passwords, if they have...
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