Since the beginning, most users have safeguarded these accounts with a user name and password, but over the years that has become more and more vulnerable.
Data breaches in the retail sectors and the recent HeartBleed vulnerability have shed light on account security when passwords, account credentials and other personal information are lost.
The National Cyber Security Alliance, a public-private partnership, launched the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign to help consumers be more secure online by taking security precautions and understanding the consequences of actions and behaviors.
More can be learned about the campaign at www.stopthinkconnect.org.