Welcome to our new feature series, Aggie Cyber Hacks: Life Hacks for a More Secure Interconnected World!
AggieCyberHack #101: Freeze Your Credit Score
Due to the recent Equifax data breach, credit freezing is now free through June 30th. A credit freeze adds one more layer of protection against ID thieves attempting to steal your social security number to open new credit cards or loans. Contrary to popular belief, credit freezing will not affect your credit score and can be lifted if you are applying for credit. This level of protection is recommended by cybersecurity professionals, including the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center director, Daniel “Rags” Ragsdale.
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