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Hackers Are Getting Personal: 4 Ways Every Person Using a Cell Phone or Computer Is at Risk

theorganicprepper.ca / Daisy Luther / September 23, 2017

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Cyber-criminals are no longer just striking huge targets. They’re going after average people like you and me now.

Never have our personal electronic devices been under more threat. From apps that steal your money to ransomware that locks up your computer to a flaw in Bluetooth devices that allows anything connected to be hacked – including your car – every person using a cell phone or a computer is vulnerable. 

Many of us use our devices to conduct business, like banking, bill-paying, or shopping. In fact, these days, it’s increasingly difficult to function if you don’t. I’m not suggesting we all need to get rid of our phones and computers, but we might want to be a lot more careful than we have been in the past,

We’re used to reading about cyber attacks and hacks affecting large businesses or power grids, but things are getting a lot closer to home. Like, actually in your home. These 4 stories about threats to our personal devices all took place over the past few weeks. Being prepared isn’t just about beans, bullets, and band-aids. It’s about knowing what the risks are in all aspects of your life. If you’re reading this, you are on a device that probably has the potential to be hacked, so read on for information on the current threats.

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