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5 Ways To Avoid A Stolen Password Pitfall

Avoiding having your email or Facebook account hijacked or bank account drained takes a little work, but following these steps can greatly reduce the risk.

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4. Create Unique Passwords For Every Account

More than 60 percent of those surveyed by Varonis indicated using the same password on multiple sites. A recent spate of high-profile email and password breaches at social-network and e-commerce sites illustrated the problem. When LinkedIn suffered a breach exposing millions of passwords last year, Facebook and other firms were forced to take action on some user accounts that had been fraudulently accessed by an attacker. Security experts advise users to create unique passwords for all accounts that require credentials.

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