Hackers are constantly seeking additional unsuspecting victims, making the number of incidences of identity theft even more ubiquitous as the number of consumers who fall prey to their schemes rises daily.

Breaching the data of the IRS, health insurance companies and retailers is no longer surprising. Preventing these cyber criminals from stealing even more personal data can be easily accomplished if consumers are pro-active.

These following ten recommendations can help consumers combat hackers and avoid them from infiltrating their laptops, networks and social media accounts.