More Tips to Keep Your Information Safe From Internet Hackers

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  • Secure and Change Your Passwords
  • Using Shared Computers
  • Trick Hackers by Using Fake Personal Data
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  • Back It Up
  • Beware of Java Software
  • President Obama, National Cyber Security Awareness Month
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Trick Hackers by Using Fake Personal Data

If you have ever opened a new online account, then you are familiar with the security questions: What is your favorite pet or what is your mother’s maiden name? But when you answer with the real information you put yourself at risk. For example, Mitt Romney's personal Hotmail account was reportedly hacked thanks to the attacker guessing the name of his favorite pet.

 

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