Undoubtedly, you have heard about the recent Yahoo security breach. Yahoo estimates that 500 million accounts were stolen, “in what may be the largest cybersecurity breach ever.” (CNN Money) The information stolen include email addresses, phone numbers, passwords and unencrypted security questions and answers. There is a measure of comfort in that financial data and information linked to bank accounts were not breached.
That fact, however, still does not diminish that the breaches are still happening worldwide through a wide array of cybercrimes and scams. There is an important lesson to learn, it is important for everyone to be vigilant in reviewing all accounts, whether they are banking accounts, social media or email accounts. It is especially important to change passwords and security questions often. It can sometimes become a daunting task to keep passwords updated frequently, but the small investment of time can pay off in the future. […]