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Don't give your username and password out

Social engineering is defined as anytime someone, over the phone, through mail, or on the Internet convinces you to trust them with your sensitive information.

Cyber expert Theresa Payton says social engineering is how Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker, is believed to have been able to access his co-workers accounts to get there information.

This is also how cyber criminals get your information. Payton says, "no legit IT person will ask for your user ID and password. There are other ways they can help you that do not require you to give up that information."

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