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5 steps to keep your accounts safe from hackers and scammers

5 steps to keep your accounts safe from hackers and scammers
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Despite the flood of hacks and data breaches at retailers, restaurants, health-care providers and online companies this year - Home Depot, Target, Subway, Adobe and eBay are just a handful - the one safe haven was the banks. Unlike other companies, banks have had a long history of keeping bad guys away from our money and personal data.

Unfortunately, that's no longer something we can take for granted. JPMorgan Chase customers recently discovered this when the financial giant admitted that hackers stole information on 80 million customers, including checking and savings account details. Even worse, the hack was going on for two months before JPMorgan even noticed anything was amiss. That's not very comforting.

There's no way for you to prevent a data breach from occurring at a company that has your business. You can, however, make sure your accounts are secure from other forms of attack.

Next page: Here are my top methods to maintain safe and secure online accounts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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