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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 Morningstar.com: 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.