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4 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Digital Life

Spring is in the air (if you’re in the northern hemisphere) and it’s traditionally a time to clean every nook and cranny and get rid of excess stuff in your house. But it’s also a good time to clean up your digital life. Just like your house, your digital life needs a good cleaning once in a while, but sometimes this can seem like a daunting task, so here’s some tips for you to get started.

 

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4 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Digital Life

Spring is in the air (if you’re in the northern hemisphere) and it’s traditionally a time to clean every nook and cranny and get rid of excess stuff in your house. But it’s also a good time to clean up your digital life. Just like your house, your digital life needs a good cleaning once in a while, but sometimes this can seem like a daunting task, so here’s some tips for you to get started.

 

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5 things all Anthem customers should do after the massive data breach

The Anthem data breach revealed last week could affect up to 80 million people, and the investigation into the scope of the crime is just starting. Any breach that exposes data from millions of customers (or even thousands really) is bad, but the Anthem breach is actually worse than retail breaches like Target because of the type of information that was compromised. 

 

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5 things all Anthem customers should do after the massive data breach

The Anthem data breach revealed last week could affect up to 80 million people, and the investigation into the scope of the crime is just starting. Any breach that exposes data from millions of customers (or even thousands really) is bad, but the Anthem breach is actually worse than retail breaches like Target because of the type of information that was compromised. 

 

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What should I do if my personal information has been compromised in a data breach?

Having your information stolen by a data breach can be a very frightening experience. Fortunately, even if your information has been compromised, there is no guarantee that it will be used maliciously. Luckily PCWorld offers a few tips to limit the potential for damage:

1. Change your passwords

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What is a data breach?

A data breach is the theft or accidental loss of confidential information such as credit card or bank details, personal health information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), trade secrets of corporations or intellectual property. Data breaches can result from cyber attacks mounted by criminal hackers, cause-motivated hacktivists or nations, or from carelessness in the disposal or handling of information backups or systems, especially laptops and backup tapes.

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Forrester report finds most data breaches are caused by employees

Most data breaches are caused by mundane events such as employees losing, having stolen or simply unwittingly misusing corporate assets, a Forrester Research report has found.

After questioning over 7,000 IT executives and ordinary employees across North America and Europe, 31 percent cited simple loss or theft as the explanation for data breaches they had experienced, ahead of inadvertent misuse by an employee on 27 percent.
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