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Local expert explains how to keep online accounts safe

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RICHLAND, Wash.—Most people's private information is now online, but how safe are your accounts?  A local expert says you probably should be doing more to protect your information. 

Tips:

-         Have an anti-virus product.

-         Back up your computer on a second hard drive.

-         Be careful when opening e-mails.

-         Clean out your cookies regularly.

-         Don't save your password.

"As you're getting e-mail take a look at if it's coming from someone you don't know, doesn't seem to make sense to you, just delete it.  If it comes from a friend, sometimes friends will have their computer infected and it will automatically send e-mails," says Rick Grandy, Lockheed Martin.

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