If you’re anything like the millions of other people that invest money electronically, you are constantly checking to make sure all your financial information is secure. It may be an electronic stock exchange, or you could be investing in gold, or maybe some other precious resource.
Either way, security is of the utmost importance when you’re investing for your future over the internet. There are far too many hackers out there that would love to get their hands on your financial stats and information. Protect yourself and your investments. Here are a few tips to keep your personal information and personal finances… personal!
A strong password is the most basic line of defense you have against unwanted intruders. You should make sure you choose a long password and use variations within your password to add strength. A password similar to this, PasSWord123!, is complicated and will be far more effective than something like your birthday. Also, don’t be silly and use the same password for everything. We know it’s easier to remember, but keep a small notebook or something hidden with all of your usernames and passwords if you have trouble with memory. [Read more…]