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The Massive JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack and You

Posted on 10/03/2014

The Massive JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack and You

Last June and July, cyber intrusions into the nation's largest bank, JPMorgan Chase with assets of over $2.5 trillion, are now believed to have affected the accounts of some 76 million households, as reported by the New York Times  yesterday.

Now there may not seem like much you can do about such a potential catastrophe.  After all, you're not responsible for JPMorgan Chase's IT department or its security systems.  But this and other recent cyber debacles -- Target, Home Depot and others -- surely should awaken all of us to the need to get our digital houses in order.  That means strong (really strong!) passwords, unique passwords for each of your logins and accounts and the other measures we have been preaching for years.  Click the Security and Safety link under the side panel Categories group on the News page to see all of our past alerts and recommendations.