With all the news lately (and previously), it seems that every day there is another breach. And these are only the ones that make the news!
So what should you do:
- Consider a credit freeze (yes, there is a cost involved)
- Check your bank and credit card accounts frequently (in my opinion at least once a week)
- Make sure your user ID and passwords are different – no two sites should be the same. If this is too many to remember, consider a password mana ger.
- If you have used one of these companies that have been breached, change your password, request a new credit card – be proactive.
Nothing is 100% foolproof, but taking theses steps can lessen your risk.