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Free, Reliable Tools to Help You Protect Yourself From Identity Thieves

A QUICK CHECK: HAS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BEEN COMPROMISED? If you want to run a quick search to determine whether your data has been compromised in a breach, you can do so at Simply go to the site, enter your email address, and click the “pwned?” button. You will not be required to sign up for anything. When the search is complete, any breaches involving your email address and possibly other personal data can be reviewed by scrolling through the results. The information provided will include breach dates, names of the entities involved, and the...

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Understanding How to Protect Your Online Identity

1. USE STRONG PASSPHRASES Gone are the days of using simple passwords. It is essential to change the way we think about what constitutes the most secure password structure. The tech industry has done a great job conditioning people to think they need to build a complicated password with both uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols, when there is a way to increase your online security and make your password easier for you to remember. Using a passphrase, rather than a password, can help keep your online identity safe. For example, an ideal passphrase is comprised of random,...

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