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5 Steps To Make Yourself Unhackable

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    Having your personal life exposed online, your email transformed into a spam-producing monster — it's a situation none of us wants to find themselves in. Fortunately, there are things you can do to mitigate your chances of getting hacked.

    Based on a recent Intel study, there are five habits you can follow that will help make you virtually unhackable. In the case of a widespread password leak, you'll have extra precautions in place that should prevent third parties from gaining access to your accounts. And, in the case of less sophisticated phishing-style attacks, well, you're wise to that. 95% of hacks aren't genius, masterminded endeavors: They're the result of human error. This is good news, because it means you can prevent them from happening.

    It really doesn't take that much work, either: Just a little more thinking before you click and a few settings tweaks in applications like your email. Read on to find out how you can make yourself impervious to the Internet's worst.


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