There always seems to be a new data breach in the news, with the personal and private information of consumers being put at risk or sold.
So with an increase in data breaches, how can you keep your information safe? One of the first things you should do if you have been the victim of a data breach is to freeze your credit. This will render your information nearly useless to others and will not allow new lines of credit to be opened in your name.
A good way to proactively protect yourself is to use a password manager for all of your accounts. This tool creates strong passwords for you that are stored for you and can be auto filled when logging in. Using a strong and unique password is a great way to deter hackers.