Security experts advise using multiple passwords for security

Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - If you have the same password for multiple accounts, change it.

That's the advice of security experts who warn that you're making it easy for hackers to steal your personal information.

Hackers tend to break into a single customer database of one company, then enter your matching username and password into other databases.

That often allows them to gain access to your financial accounts.

One easy solution is to get a password manager.

"This is like a vault that has my passwords for different sites," said Justin Cappos, with the New York University Department of Computer Science. "You just remember one password and every different website you go to has a unique one for you."

Password managers generate and store passwords in a secure way on either your computer or smartphone, and some are even free.

It's a way for online customers to have peace of mind.

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