Keeping it safe

Something a bit different today as I was contacted by the people at OnlineCollegeCourses.com  which at first did seem a bit random but they had read a previous article about peoples accounts being compromised and felt that the below along with the graphic would make for interesting reading. Certainly if you have accounts across multiple bookmakers then the very least you should do is have different passwords for each and every one. I would also recommend changing these on a regular basis. The board over at TGT  has an excellent thread on the subject which is also worth a read.

Here’s the intro:

If you’re like most people, you probably manage multiple online accounts for a wide variety of uses—from multiple email addresses to online shopping accounts or online banking, the average person accesses an account containing personal information at least once a day. Whether you manage large quantities of financial information via an online account, or you simply have personal information associated with your social media accounts, chances are you would hate for that information to fall into someone else’s hands. However, sometimes keeping your private information private isn’t as easy as it should be.

75% of Americans have fallen or will fall victim to some sort of cyber crime due to having their accounts hacked. And among larger institutions, like corporations or even universities, when data for large amounts of people is stored all in one central location, the risk for being hacked is even higher. In fact, about 90% of corporations report suffering some sort of system breach over the course of the past 12 months. Being hacked can feel tough to avoid, especially after it’s happened to you, but handling your personal, online accounts responsibly and safely is more important than ever. If you want to keep your information safe, your line of defense starts with a solid, reliable password.

 

/b> Hacked Infographic