SecurityCoverage Sheds Light on the Reasons Behind Password Theft

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Hackers’ motivations are unraveled in an appealing and informative infographic titled, A Beginner’s Guide to Thwarting Hackers

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Even if the worst happens, consumers can take steps to protect themselves from the damage that often follows security breaches.

SecurityCoverage, Inc., developer of desktop and mobile personal security applications including Password Genie data protection app for Android, has released their newest infographic titled, 'A Beginner’s Guide to Thwarting Hackers'. The infographic educates internet users on the importance of creating strong and diverse passwords for all online accounts, and keeping them protected.

Most internet users know they should protect passwords, SecurityCoverage explains. But because they don’t understand the consequences of password and personal data theft, they don’t always take proper preventative measures. SecurityCoverage encourages internet users to engage in safer online activity by creating stronger passwords and protecting all of their personal information through secure applications like its Password Genie data protection app.

”Password theft is increasing and the damage that can be done is very real,” says SecurityCoverage CEO Robert O’Dell. “We want to educate consumers that there are tools out there that will help minimize the risks of password theft. Even if the worst happens, consumers can take steps to protect themselves from the damage that often follows security breaches.”

'A Beginner’s Guide to Thwarting Hackers' shows the multitude of ways hackers can access
sensitive information, both online and offline. The infographic gives viewers a better understanding of how hackers obtain sensitive data and what they typically do with it once it’s obtained. Also detailed are the effects of some of the most extensive recent online breaches of information from widely-known companies including eHarmony, LinkedIn, and Sony PlayStation Network.

SecurityCoverage emphasizes through their newest infographic that hackers heavily rely on people who use similar login information across all websites, so a compromised LinkedIn account could potentially lead to a financial website associated with one’s credit card or bank account. By educating users about how and why hacking takes place and providing a secure and convenient method of password theft prevention with its Password Genie data protection app, SecurityCoverage aims to significantly decrease the number of cases in which online personal security is compromised.

About SecurityCoverage:
SecurityCoverage Inc. provides fully managed, fully supported, mobile and desktop computing security and technical support services to individual users through a partnership group of Internet Service Providers, Telecommunications, Cable and Wireless companies, and other providers across the nation. Based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the privately- owned company offers Internet security protection, online data backup, passwords management, virtual PC repair, and help desk support. Product and company information is available at http://www.securitycoverage.com.

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