By now you've surely heard about the massive data theft at Target and Neiman Marcus. Here are a few suggestions for protecting yourself.
- DO sign up for the free year of credit protection that Target is offering here.
- DON'T just wait for your statements to arrive; check your accounts more frequently for any unusual activity or unauthorized charges.
- DO watch for charges in the amount of $9.84; apparently hackers are charging that specific amount to test for "live" cards.