Hacking is one of the biggest threats to consumers everywhere. The risks of hacking were recently brought to light by the major breach of hundreds of thousands of consumers’ private information at Equifax, a major credit reporting company. While it’s easy to feel helpless in the face of such determined criminals, learning about the most common hacking techniques can educate you on what to look out for when you’re spending time online. Read More
Based on the frequency of companies getting hacked, you would think that there are no security systems currently in place. Recent companies that have been hacked include Snapchat, Kickstarter, Tinder, Target and Neiman Marcus. The motives of the hackers are understood, to make a lot of money in a short period of time without doing a lot of work. But why aren’t these hackings being prevented.
The answer is simple, certain hackings take place because not everyone goes the full length to protect their account. If someone chooses a simple password over a complex one, it increases their chances of being hacked. Here are some tips for creating a secure password.
Additionally, security should always be a priority when it comes to creating a website, store, app. But that is not always the case. Companies are more focused on delivering an app than delivering an app and protecting you at the same time. Security isn’t the first thing on a developers mind. What needs to be done is that security is integrated into stage one of planning something. Security has to be integrated in the beginning to really be effective.
Unfortunately, when companies lack important security features, the users end up getting the short end of the stick. For a consumer, the best way to protect your data is to continue making secure passwords.
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