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How to Secure Your Financial Accounts from Cyber Thievery

Cyber security experts offer tips for more secure log-ins, app usage, and ongoing account monitoring.

This article is part of our “Get It Done” week on All week we will feature articles and videos offering guidance on ways to help tackle those nagging items on your financial to-do list. This article originally appeared Jan. 25, 2015.

We are wrapping up tax season--and with it, warnings from the IRS about thieves stealing tax refunds from unwitting taxpayers. Combine that with a raft of well-publicized data breaches at retailers and banks, and cyber security probably registers high on your financial anxiety meter.