Survey: Many Consumers in Houston Worry About Safety of Financial Info

A new phone survFinancial Infoey commissioned by MasterCard found that 77 percent of the 1,000 people polled say they are worried about their financial info being compromised.

The same percentage of people say they are worried about their Social Security number being stolen. Yet, 46 percent of those surveyed say they rarely or never change their password for their financial accounts and 44 percent say they use the same password for multiple accounts. 39 percent say they use public networks to access their financial information and experts say habits like these make people a target for hackers.

Source: Associated Press