Once again, in what is becoming a commonplace occurrence, another online website announced that it has been hacked. This time, it is Yahoo. And this time, it was nearly a half billion users. While anyone who has an online account with any site, from your local newspaper to a national chain store is at risk of having their information stolen. And while there is never a sure way to keep your information or finances 100% safe, there are things you can do to try to minimize the damage.
I try to use generic information on a site, including using my business address and phone number, as well as a generic date of birth. I also try to use initials only in the name on the account, and link it to a generic email account like Gmail. And finally, to try to make sure I don’t wind up getting hit for huge financial losses, I use a prepaid credit card in order to limit liability. Also, change your password regularly, and make it more secure.
Of course, these are just my personal guidelines, I recommend you check your account, and check out the information in the article. SInce this happened 2 years ago, you never know what the final outcome will be.
If you have any security tips you want to share with the world, or at least the people that read my blog, please post them in the comment area below.