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Ten million people fall victim to identity theft each year as prominent as that is you would think that more people actually be careful about how they handle the business online -- 82% of Americans use the same password.
For ten or more of their accounts or devices I'm sure my own camera -- over here does that to how can you protect yourself.
Here with some tips is CEO and co-founder of keeper.
Yeah and Guccione Daryn nice to see this morning nice to see you keeper how does it work and a lot of people right -- a regular basis to ask for ways to protect your password create passwords tell -- how keeper works OK we'll keepers basically -- that runs on a Smartphone traveler computer.
Also runs on a web browser.
He uses to store all your secret account numbers ten codes web site log -- and really anything that you want kept secret.
So basically when you -- its stores.
Basically in our vault.
And it synchronized with all of your devices now I can hear viewers maybe the libertarians in our audience say wait a second I don't want keeper had -- all of my passwords that you have access to my bank account information what do you say -- -- -- we don't have access your information so your master password which is your main access here keeper -- up.
-- basically secured encrypted and only you have access and knowledge of that.
What we stores basically an encrypted by an area of that it's that's a fancy term that we use.
Basically a file that we save and what's called a cloud security vault so in the event that your device is either lost or stolen.
You can restore your information within seconds so -- that's one -- great way to generate passwords used to use keeper but also if you're -- -- be generating passwords on your -- you have some great tips for audience this morning to protect yourself from passwords after identity -- number one you say no longer password the safer makes sense why is that.
We're we're talking about defense against hacking -- and so the short of the past for the greater the chance that you can get -- So you want -- use a longer string passwords that basically include variation.
Right let that includes basically letters numbers and symbols so the longer the password.
The stronger the past where I'm sure there are people on our audience saying -- this is obvious right I have a great passer strong passwords but you would be really surprised at the -- number of people that use the default password.
In fact an overwhelming number of Americans use the default password you say don't ever get used to default the one that comes with the computer you know.
What's amazing is that 82% of Americans today.
Use the same password for everything.
Which is pretty -- And when you -- when you think about the Smart -- industry for example that's the convergence of -- mobile device right our lives are on that device.
One point three million Smartphones were stolen last year so to a hacker that's a dream right right because of I -- to -- a Smartphone.
I've basically -- -- to life so.
At the end of the -- you basically want some -- strong passwords -- -- -- -- finally -- your ideal protocol for creating a password and not mean I have to -- should change it every few months and -- we do here at fox and and most most companies -- -- -- you to do that music mix of letters and numbers together.
Take us through some of these other tips here.
But table as a follow on to the last question right so -- C a starting job you get five of the ten default passwords your email account -- intra -- maybe a Skype account.
So what's -- the first thing that you wanna do is doing a log into those and changed that password.
When you change the password you -- -- basically use.
Letters numbers and symbols right you've got up a grand keyboard with a lot of different keys on it.
But human nature looks for simplicity so the first thing that most people do that don't use a password manager like keeper.
Run the risk of using something too simple write their favorite.
They're they're school name her middle name their own name and that's where they run the risk of identity theft.
Yes and not real words using symbols and letters and numbers in your sentence -- well.
Darren Guccione is -- CEO and co-founder of keeper you can find out more information -- -- security dot com -- great to see this morning thank you very much.
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