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CNET News Video: Protect yourself from online security breaches

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CNET News Video: Protect yourself from online security breaches

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If your online identify or information has been hacked, you're not alone. In fact, it's become increasingly common. CNET's Sumi Das tells you how you can protect yourself in CNET's online security series.

It's become a regular current web sites getting hacked in July he counted six point five million -- in users and 400000. -- Yahoo! users were compromised and -- January is that both suffered a major security breach that affected 24 million customers to protect yourself from future attacks there are a few simple steps you can take. But make sure your security updates are current to use a opted to me. -- heavily patched browser I personally Chrome. Make sure you keep your system -- that way you don't get compromised or just surfing the web contrary to popular belief. It's not necessary to change your password on a regular basis academics. Pretty much feel that by having people particular -- frequently -- force in the -- shorter and shorter passwords things that direction and and potentially weaker over time because people -- about long term memory when it comes to passwords longer is better come up with a member Earl passed or come up over a very large random string -- -- in the past herbal. When she and -- habit of using something like that then you're not gonna be using the same password multiple web sites. If you aren't a victim of the security breach run don't walk to the nearest computer and change your password and hackers are likely to try using stolen passwords and multiple online locations. So if you use that same email and password combo for other sites change those as well. In San Francisco and -- dust cnet.com for CBS news.

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