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Chris Stegh / / Categories: Security

Instagram Hack - Protect Yourselves This Holiday

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Enjoying those holiday photos you're getting in the mail and seeing online? Instagram recently had a security issue that accidentally exposed some of its users' passwords. You can read about it at this safe link
https://thehackernews.com/2018/11/instagram-password-hack.html    
 
It's just another online service that's been hacked, compromising identities of folks like us. That's why it's critical to use a different passwords for your personal and work accounts.
 
Yes, it's easier to login with the same password for all online services, but for your personal identity protection: use a very unique, secure password, especially on your personal email accounts. If someone hacks that acct they can use your inbox to reset all the passwords for all the accounts you've registered using that email. You probably have a bank acct linked to that personal email, right?
 
For protecting identities at work, ensure your security policy states that corporate passwords should always be unique and never be reused elsewhere, especially for personal online logins.
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