There are a few simple steps Home Depot shoppers should take after the national chain confirmed a data breach occurred at its stores as far back as April.

Home Depot is offering free identity protection services that include credit monitoring, identity monitoring, and an identity theft insurance policy. It wouldn't hurt to take them up on this offer

Monitor your accounts! If you used plastic at a Home Depot recently, you should definitely keep an eye on the statements for fraudulent charges. 

If you're losing sleep over the fact that your credit card numbers might have been sacrificed, you can always request a new card. Now you will how a new credit card number associated with your account. 

In response to this breach, Wired discusses the advantages of using prepaid or single-use cards for ecommerce and only using debit cards for withdrawing cash at an ATM. 

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