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Here’s the most common mistake people make that compromises their online security

Posted On February 11, 2019

Amazon founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos accused the National Enquirer of politically motivated blackmail late Thursday, and published a threatening email from an executive at the supermarket tabloid’s parent company. One of the many lessons from that controversy is don’t take photos that might compromise your privacy and, if you do, don’t send them via text message or email to another party. Many people would refrain from doing so.

However, there are other ways people compromise their online security every day. If you’re like the majority of Americans, you’ve put yourself in danger online. Some 92% of internet users in the U.S. have engaged in at least one risky online behavior in the past year, a survey released Thursday by CreditCards.com found. The most common poor security practice was reusing the same password for multiple websites: 82% of people admitted to doing exactly that.

Read more at MarketWatch.com.