The Epsilon security breach has really got me thinking today about my friends and family, so this post is for you: Please grasp that our generation is the first generation that will have to deal with cyber-crime on a constant basis. *EDUCATE YOUR CHILDREN* as young as possible about the danger in creating a password that is NOT your last name, your dog's name, your birthday, etc. There are certain common passwords that our brains will want to revert to; a good hacker begins the 'brute force' hack with these combinations... And for heaven's sake people, even though the copies of the fraudulent emails looked authentic due to their formatting, ONE NEVER, EVER would legitimately be asked for 'information to be updated' via E-mail! In conclusion, if you have a doubt about an email inquiring about personal matters, call up the company the alleged e-mail originated from and ask a human being if the e-mail is legitimate. 10/10 times it will be fraudulent. The percentage of victims affected by phishing scams is at an all-time high, and the consequences of not protecting and educating yourself now can potentially alter your life forever. [at the very least inconvenience you for a decade or better... and who wants that?] Fall victime to a phishing scam and your credit score could not be as high as it should be, all the way to your loss of Social Security! Is anybody else worried about this? If I was a full-time hacker, I'd focus my energy on breaking the children's passwords to get to the parents'. Food for thought, new Moms and Dads!