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We all think we have more privacy than we really do. We take privacy for granted in two ways: either by believing that people are more benevolent than they really are, or by believing that privacy breaches “could never happen to me Change Your Bad Habits & Your Data Will Be More Secure Change Your Bad Habits & Your Data Will Be More Secure Read More “.

But these things always blindside you, partly because they come from the places you least expect.

Mikko Hypponen is a well-known security expert who has been giving security-related talks and advice for several years now, and in this relatively short TED Talk, he explores the most common types of online attacks:

So what can we do? At the very least, we have to stay vigilant with our data, making sure to use encryption as much as possible How Does Encryption Work, and Is It Really Safe? How Does Encryption Work, and Is It Really Safe? Read More and keep sensitive information off the Internet Lessons Learned From Don't Spy On Us: Your Guide To Internet Privacy Lessons Learned From Don't Spy On Us: Your Guide To Internet Privacy Read More .

Do you care about privacy and data security? Why or why not? What would you do if we lost all sense of privacy in the coming years? Tell us in the comments!

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  1. Squalle
    February 1, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Like my wife says, what's her's is her's and what's mine, I can borrow.

  2. Jamie Morris
    January 28, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    The 3 people most likely to hack my data are my wife and 2 kids. They're also the ones most likely to use my "stolen" credit card and bank account details.

    • Joel Lee
      January 28, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      Haha. You joke, but there's a lot of truth to what you're saying!

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