Are you Protecting Yourself Online Against Identity Theft?

Angela Skinner Mullen

How many logins and passwords do you have to remember? Think about your banking sites, how you pay bills and shop online, your social media sites, and even just password-protected sites you visit often. Not only is it a pain to try to remember all of them, it’s easy to get a little lazy about the whole ordeal. Maybe you use just one password for everything – or maybe you have short, easy-to-guess passwords. Add a little mommy brain in there, and it can get a bit crazy – if someone gets to your personal information online, they can easily steal your identity and do a ton of damage to your credit.

The more we do online -- or on our smartphones -- gives cyber-thieves even more chances to get their hands on our personal information. Identity theft isn’t going anywhere: in 2010 the U.S. Federal Trade Commission received 250,854 complaints about identity theft, which accounts for nearly one-fifth of the total 1.34 million complaints they received that year alone.

A better way to keep all your logins, passwords, and personal information safe and protected is by using password management software. Chica Password Manager will help you create, encrypt, and store your passwords in a database with only one password to remember for all of your accounts and sites. It also safely saves your personal information, which you can use to quickly fill in forms online securely with just one click. Try it free for 30 days.

Thieves would love to get their hands on all of your personal information you have out there, and a good protected password can help keep your personal information and your identity safe. It’s a lot easier to take some preventative steps, than to clean up the aftermath of identity theft.

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