In this article, you will learn how to use Surfshark Alert and protect your data in case of a breach.
NOTE: Surfshark Alert is only available to Surfshark One subscribers. If you haven't got a subscription yet, you can check out Surfshark subscriptions here.
Here's what we'll cover in this article:
- What is Surfshark Alert?
- What to do if your password is compromised?
- What to do if your credit card is breached?
- What to do if your identity information is breached?
What is Surfshark Alert?
Surfshark Alert is a security solution that helps you protect your sensitive information from the wrong hands. It monitors your credentials for data breaches on the internet and informs you if you’re breached. When you click on a breach in your Alert account, you can see what information was exposed.
With the monitoring part out of the way, let's look through potential breaches and how to act in each scenario.
What to do if your password is compromised?
If your password is compromised, we highly recommend changing your password immediately. If any of your other accounts are using the same password, make sure to change it there, too. If possible, avoid using the same password on multiple accounts and use 2FA where possible.
What to do if your credit card is breached?
In case your credit card data is breached, contact your bank or payment provider immediately and inform them that you are a victim of a data breach. You may have to block your current card and get a new one.
What to do if your identity information is breached?
If your identity information has been breached, inform your local institutions that fraudsters may have your details. Check your local credit institutions for any unauthorized activities and consider a credit freeze. We recommend using Alternative ID, Surfshark alternative email generator, to keep your real identity safe.
Once you have taken all precautions, you can press the Archive button. This will move the breaches into the archive folder, where you can access them later.
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