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When Companies You Trust with Personal Data Get Hacked, How Can You Keep Yourself Safe?

From credit bureaus to social networks, all kinds of businesses have lost customer data to hackers. You can prepare for the inevitable, and respond to breeches that have already happened.

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It seems as if there's a major data breech in the news almost every week. Equifax, Yahoo and MamMyFitness are a few of the companies and services that have lost control of user information and/or passwords, allowing hackers to sell or exploit users' personal information.

Digital savant Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman's 512 Tech says, If you haven't been affected by a data breech yet, you eventually will. Now's the time to get prepared.

What you'll hear in this segment:

– What kinds of data hackers want

– What you can do if your data has been stolen

– How to protect yourself from future breeches

Listen to the full interview in the audio player above.

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