Intel outlines importance of users being proactive of security issues

Following the high-profile hacking of eBay, Intel Security offers additional insight into what users can do to help stay more secure.

Published Wed, May 21 2014 4:45 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Following news this morning that eBay has been hacked and users should change their passwords, it's another stark reminder that users should be more proactive to help themselves in case a company or online service is left vulnerable. Users are the first line of PC security defense, and even if a breach happens, it's still important to know what steps to take to ensure better security.

Intel outlines importance of users being proactive of security issues |

Here is what Mike Fey, Intel Security CTO, said in a statement: "The loss of an unknown number of passwords has the potential to compromise more websites than just eBay's mainly because consumers tend to use the same password on multiple sites. We recommend a set of precautions consumers can take to protect themselves if they become aware of any incident like this."

Furthermore, Intel Security offered a few tips of advice to help keep users more secure, including changing passwords at least one every three months, monitoring credit and debit card accounts for unusual activity, and frequently tracking credit reports.


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