How Your Pet Can Put Your Personal Info At Risk

7:17 PM, Jan 22, 2014   |    comments
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Phoenix, AZ -- You've heard the tech experts tell you, "Don't tell the world you're on vacation, robbers and con-artists troll social media posts."

But a warning about posting pics of your pets? The picture itself is fine. But the danger is the information we give out with the picture post, mixed with our inability to remember passwords!

Let me explain. You love Fido. You post pictures, you talk about him. It just makes sense you would use Fido as a password.
I mean, you're not going to forget it, right?

Which is what the hackers figure as well.
Now, before you say, "I don't want to go through and change my passwords for everything," listen to how just changing one password makes a difference.

"The single most important account to protect is your email. The reason why is,  lets think like a hacker for a second. If I can get into your email account, I can figure out where you bank. I can go to your bank's website and say, 'I forgot my password'. Where does that password reset get sent? To your email," explains data expert Ken Colburn.

Changing passwords is a pain, but just changing one is doable.
And here's a way to keep what you have. The experts say just make the one you have longer, even if it means adding exclamation points. Something that won't be so vanilla and easy to crack.

















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