When you do something every day — probably multiples times per day — it can be easy to forget how dangerous it is. Using smart, strong passwords is like wearing a seatbelt. Most of the time it won’t be put to the test, but it can quickly become disastrous if you aren’t prepared when it counts. As cyber criminals become more advanced, however, so must our defenses, and many of the password advice that served well ten, or even just a few years ago is no longer safe. Take a moment to make sure that you are protecting yourself against identity theft, fraud, and information leaks.
A touch of a button or a swipe of a finger can take you further than ever before. Today it’s incredibly easy to open an account, create a budget, apply for a loan, or transfer your money using only a screen and a wifi connection. It takes so little thought to manage your finances electronically that is all too tempting to get casual about your online financial data. When it comes to financial safety, however, it’s everyone’s responsibility to make sure your most valuable information is safe.