Safeguard yourself against identity theft

Last month, six million users of social network website LinkedIn had their passwords stolen.

Unfortunately, this is not a one-off incident and, each year, millions of people are victims of online identity fraud. So how can you safeguard against it?


Be careful about picking passwords that could be easily obtained by fraudsters, for example, your mother’s maiden name, your home phone number or your date of birth. No password is unbreakable but the longer it is, the better.

Go for between 10 and 16 characters and make it as complicated as possible, including letters, punctuation, symbols and numbers.

Use the entire keyboard, not just the characters you use most often. However, don’t make your password too difficult for you to remember.

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It’s tempting to use the same password for everything but cybercriminals know this and usually steal passwords on websites that have little security and use the same password and username in more secure environments, such as banking websites.

If you want to check how safe your password is, use a free tool such as the Microsoft password checker (

If you think you've been scammed get in touch by leaving a comment below, or email us on and let us know exactly what has happened.


Try to make sure you change all your passwords on a regular basis, say, once every six months.

This will help minimise the risk and protect your details if a fraudster tries to figure them out.

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Following are the list of information on basis of which anyone can hack your acoount.
Answer of secret question is the one of the most important thing on basis of which your data can be completely stolen by anyone.
Address: your emial address and physical home address also important for data protection
DOB: Date of birth can also effcet your data security
For further info about Data protection over internet you can check these point.