With so much money spent on cybersecurity and other methods to prevent identity and credit card theft, it is clear that hackers are getting smarter and faster. However, while it is important to stay one step ahead of them in terms of software, many effective methods of protection remain unchanged. The basics of identity theft protection online and off still apply in 2014.
Regularly checking your credit report allows you to see if there is anyone other than yourself using your social security number. Keeping your credit card covered when shopping and regularly changing your card passwords keeps your credit protected offline. Online, only shop at verified, trusted retailers and log out when you have finished. These steps seem small and simple, yet prevent giant headaches later on. For more on this topic, please click here:: Vigilence is key to thwart ID theft