Using The Same Password For Multiple Accounts

Identity theft and privacy breaches are no small matters.

As annoying as it may be, it is a good idea to use different passwords for different accounts.

As reported in 06/2016 by the New York Times, Zuckerberg’s accounts at Linkedin, Twitter and Pinterest showed that the hackers had breached all of these.

Successful hacking of Social Media accounts belonging to such luminaries as Mark Zuckerberg  make the news, and that serves to prove how vulnerable we all are.

Linkedin is quoted as saying it had removed the false profile on Zuckerberg that had been created on Linkedin. Linkedin declined to address the question of whether the latest issue was the result of an earlier data breach in 2012 that compromised 100 million accounts.

As reported in 06/2016 by the New York Times, Zuckerberg’s accounts at Linkedin, Twitter and Pinterest showed that the hackers had breached all of these.

How to check your accounts for safety.

The website Have I been PWNED. (www.haveibeenpwned.com) provides a useful and free service.

Enter your email address(es), and the website will reveal if your data has been leaked or manipulated by hackers.

Of course you will want to change your password if it has.

But the real lesson may be the danger of using the same password for multiple accounts.

As quoted in the New York Times, some industry experts like Graham Cluley advise using a password manager like LastPass.com to keep track of your login information

Moreover, you should consider enrolling in two step verification process which sends an authorization code to the user’s phone before the account can be opened.

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