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Photo: Isaac Brekken, Los Angeles Times / May 10, 2010
Photo: Isaac Brekken, Los Angeles Times / May 10, 2010

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If you've been screwed by Zappos, just wait a minute - there's still a lot they don't know about the situation. How the breach of information happened or over what period of time it happened. At times of e-uncertainty like this there are a few things we must all keep in mind about keeping information safe.

Especially on sites that have your payment information - use different passwords on different sites. Use basic password practices and make them unique and hard to crack so you minimize the extent of fraud if your information was captured.

Since Zappos has already reset your password for you and only the last 4 digits of your card information were taken you should be somewhat safe. If you want to be sure that you're not going to feel the pain weeks, months, years down the road, you should alert your credit card to let them know that this happened and enlist an identity protection service like Lifelock or Identityguard. Lastly, check your statements weekly for small "test charges" which could result in larger ones in the future.
· Zappos Hacked Leaking Millions of Customers' Data [NY Magazine]
· Zappos Hacked: What You Need to Know [PC World]
· Zappos [Official Site]