This is the fifth in a series of 12 tips to help you improve your online safety.
Data breaches are becoming more and more common #
Even if you're responsible with keeping your information secure, it seems that not every company who has your details is able to hold on to them securely. Deloitte - data was compromised after an intruder
just needed to acquire a single password from an administrator of the firm's email accounts
Yahoo - all 3 billion Yahoo accounts were compromised in summer 2013. Uber - after a hack of 57 million accounts, they didn't follow required data breach disclosure regulations
- and moreover, tried to pay off the hackers and disguise the payment
What can I do? #
- Follow the advice in Tip 1 - use a separate password for each account, and turn on 2-step verification where it's available, as if there is a breach, this will limit the amount of damage.
- Check if your email address or username is in a list of breached accounts on haveIbeenpwned.com
This article was originally published on the Online Safety Alliance
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