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Expert Gives Advice On Protecting Online Identity

Statewide Iowa — As the Christmas shopping season hits full stride an expert says its time to be sure your on-line purchases are properly protected.

The spokesman for SHAZAM, Patrick Dix, says you should review how you are buying items online.

A pass phrase is a familiar line that you can make a few adjustments to and still remember.

He says this should easily give you a strong pass phrase that won’t be hacked.

Dix says your address and dog’s name and other personal information are not that hard for someone who wants to hack your accounts to find out.

Another key to preventing the theft of your identity online is to keep your devices current.

Dix says a lot of problems that people have with getting hacked are because they didn’t do enough to make it hard to find out their passwords.

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