For more than a decade, the rules for creating passwords have been pretty clear — use a combination of lower-case and upper-case letters, add some numbers, and be sure to include a random exclamation point or at symbol somewhere in the mix. This is how you create the strongest possible password, right?
As data breaches are increasing and thieves are finding more ways to hack into systems and accounts, it is more important than ever to take necessary steps to protect yourself.
Most of the population takes part in one social media platform or another. Social media can be dangerous because people over share information that can be used to commit identity fraud. There are scams that target popular platforms with malicious links or ploys to share passwords or personal information without your knowledge. Additionally, any time you have an online account with a company you are at risk to have it exposed in a data breach.