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You’ve been hacked. Yes, you. So what now?

In today’s Big Story podcast, if you spend basically any time online, someone’s stolen your data at some point. Probably many times over. So rather than react with fear to blazing headlines on how many millions of accounts were compromised, how can we better understand and prevent the consequences of data breaches like last week’s Capital One hack? What kinds of protections can provide additional security, without requiring unnecessary time and effort to maintain?

What do most people get wrong in the wake of the latest hack? And what actually happens to your data when it’s pilfered, anyway? This is the episode for anyone who’s tired of not understanding the nuance behind the ‘HACKING’ headlines.

GUEST: Matthew Braga, project manager of the Security Planner tool at the University of Toronto’s CitizenLab

You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and Spotify

You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.

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