There are thieves everywhere and the Internet has its fair share of bandits of all types. The most frightening and potentially dangerous thief is the identity thief. An identity thief can go beyond stealing the contents of your bank accounts or running up debts on your credit card. Identity theft can result in you being pursued for debts incurred in your name by the thief, being blacklisted by credit reference agencies and even being arrested on criminal charges. By taking a few simple precautions, you can ensure your identity is safe online. The following are seven effective tips for password protection online.
Password Protection Tips
1. Do not use the same password for everything. There are many people who use one password for everything because they would have trouble remembering numerous passwords and can’t be bothered to write them all down. If you use the same password for everything and a thief gets hold of it, he has access to every online facility you use. If a crook gets hold of your personal details for any program, one of his first actions will be to check to find out if you have a PayPal account where you use the same password.
2. Do not...