Stop Data Breaches


As I talked about in my last post, hacking is a serious issue and is continuing to become an even bigger problem as we progress in the technology world. Though, I have just found an article on the abc News website that talks about ways we can PREVENT hackers and breaching.
With in the last year 56 million debit and credit cards were swiped. Stores such Target, Michaels, and Neiman Marcus have been hacked with in the past year. This article states that the Department of Homeland Security Department warned last month that more than 1,000 retailers could have malware in their cash-register computers.
The tips given were simple:
1. Consider another way to pay
2. Sign it, Don’t Pin It
3. Beware of Email Scammers
4. Keep Up With Statements
5. Go Old School

I think these tips are extremely helpful and something that we all need to be aware of given that money is turning into plastic and breachers are getting smarter.


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