Did you know that 160,000 Facebook accounts are hacked every day? Just last month 711,000,000 email addresses were leaked by a Netherlands-based company.
Password security is important because it protects your personal information. What can you do to protect your personal accounts at home? How do you know if your Gmail, Facebook or Snapchat password has been hacked? We understand a data breach can be very overwhelming, let us help.
How Do I Know If I’ve Been Hacked?
You can check if your username/password for your personal accounts (Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) have been stolen by checking www.haveibeenpwned.com. If you register, you will get updates to change your password any time a security breach happens.
What Can I do if My Password is Posted?
If you see a password/account listed, change your password immediately.
What Else Can I Do to Protect Myself?
If any of your accounts support two-factor authentication, a one-time password along with username/password, this is the best protection. Read about how to set up two-factor authentication.
Protecting your identity and passwords is of the utmost importance in our 24-7 connected world. Follow this guideline, and stay safe!