Two Steps To Lock Out Cyber Thieves

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

SIOUX FALLS, SD -Just this week, the IRS says a data breach is much bigger than it originally disclosed, with hundreds of thousands of more people having their information stolen from an agency website.  It can leave all of us feeling powerless to protect our personal data from cyber thieves.  But the head of the National Cyber Security Alliance was in Sioux Falls today to tell consumers they can do more. All it takes is two simple steps. We’re all told to use long and strong passwords every time we create an online account.  The problem is the password system is out-of-date. “And they’re just faulty. They can be cracked by password crackers the bad guys use.  They can be stolen from businesses so people can get into your accounts, People can be lured through phishing to reveal their password when they shouldn’t.  They’re really not a great system, they never have been a great system,” Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, said. That why the National Cyber Security Alliance wants you to use two-step authentication. Here’s how it works: Go to the settings of your online account and enter a phone number or alternate email. […]

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