(KFYI News) A tech expert says the recent Apple iCloud breach is yet another reminder of how important it is to secure online information. Michael Garfield says Internet users must be more vigilant than ever about their passwords.

"The best you can do is to really create a strong, crazy password," he says. "Make it as long as you can. And, you need to change it often."

He also says corporations must monitor their systems and servers more often. And, they must inform consumers the moment they detect a breach. 

Meanwhile, Home Depot is checking into a data breach that may have exposed thousands of customers' payment details.