Statistically, around 68 items of private user data are stolen each second. Despite the constant improvements in internet security regulations, only around 5% of all breached databases have had some type of encryption to protect user information. In other words, online stores, social media, and other service providers on the web are not taking enough security measures to protect your data.
Hence, once a website has been breached and its data publicly leaked, users’ passwords become available to cyber criminals who can use them to access your accounts. To help you protect yourself online, we’ve assembled a collection of best practices, so make sure to read them. While we understand sticking to all of them might not always be possible, we recommend that you implement as many as you can.