How to protect yourself from identity theft
Simple ways to stay secure
- Duration 3:50
- Date Mar 1, 2013
Simple ways to stay secure
Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
You well identity theft is on the rise in fact it hit a three year high in 2012.
Over twelve billion people had their identity stolen that's an average of one identity theft every three seconds.
And -- and using Wi-Fi and Smartphones.
It's getting harder to protect yourself but Clayton Morris is here with some very important tips for us thanks for joining us is -- nice to see it -- despite.
These stats and on the air with them all the time people are pretty careless.
Staff people I hate to say this for people kind of still doing some stupid things there was a big security breach last year and what was revealed in this is that people are still using the password.
Or they're using password 123456.
Don't pick the word password and change your password every ninety days make sure that your updating -- -- -- calendar reminder and change it across all of your email.
Your computer log in screen just do little simple things like that that make it difficult -- don't choose your child's name that's another big mistake we found in this report.
Yeah our your pet's names are writing us once you -- but people also use the same password for everything so if someone can find one password they've got.
Everything huge mistake and I'm gonna tell you threw a couple of apps here that'll really help you -- use.
The app called one password.
Check it out it's really incredible it's my favorite -- that I use all across all of my devices whether it's my iPhone my iPad -- my home computer.
You log on to one password and you basically can create multiple passwords with in one password you have one master password that no one can access.
And then you start to roll through all of these other programs you can put all of your secure log ins for.
For your Amazon account for -- -- for years your bank all of that under one password so it's the numeral one.
-- and Tony once you start using this program it will change your life I never log -- anything without using this app sounds fantastic -- thing is that sounds like -- number one target now for hackers.
It could be but it's so.
Tough and incredibly it's like going trying to get into will -- you better be -- to be Houdini trying to break -- as saying they're not gonna do it are another one private text private text it's tax time.
My wife and I going back and forth about Haiti have this credit card information right now do you have this -- security whatever happens to be.
This is where people are getting your identity stolen because they're just -- simple text messages back and forth to their spouses and -- someone steals -- phone.
And -- seeing this digital information and a text message private tax lets you set time limits for basically how long information is out there.
I send you -- Honey my credit card information within ten minutes it vanishes no one has access to it anymore.
You can set different levels so that all of this information vanishes it's not out there in the ether for people to -- that's a great idea to all right -- -- -- this is web based V dot me give -- missile launch this right before the holidays in a really incredible program basically lets people.
Put their information the shipping information or credit card information it generates a temporary credit card number that you can use for online shopping it's not just for visa.
The work through all of the credit cards -- that way people can get your credit card information.
And we see credit card theft as one of the number one ways -- identities are being stolen that and Social Security numbers.
V dot means the website you sign up and and anytime you doing online purchase you can log in using this account.
And it's secure encrypted in -- all insured too so if you have any issues with that they've they're taking care of you.
-- -- that's very important part because there's only so much you can do and bad things do go wrong and they say that a lot of these steps involved.
Doctors' offices banks.
People who you're giving your credit card information to they have -- on file some of them like a doctor's office has your Social Security number and it's always one corrupt employee and it's all over.
And you mentioned so we're just being in your house make sure you set a desktop password -- on one of these computers sitting here -- you open the lid.
Going to settings and make sure that you have to type in a password to get on to your desktop people don't do that very important and you've got people in your house sometimes ranchers say Clayton mart's great stuff that has always.