Computer and internet-related “hacks” are, seemingly, becoming more commonplace being reported in the news on, almost, a daily basis. One HUGE hack reported this past week involved email and browsing services provided by Yahoo. Hundreds of millions of accounts were compromised and, if the numbers don’t scare you, then you should really be alarmed considering those responsible will probably never be held accountable.
Ray Buchli from Riverview Technologies, on the KRMS Saturday morning “Ask the Expert” program, says there are a couple steps you can take to try preventing yourself from becoming a victim. First and foremost, although not guaranteed, is to change your password to a minimum of 12 digits and set up a two-part authentication process to access any Yahoo accounts.