You Are the Target

During the holiday season, we learned that as many as 40 million Target in-store customers had their credit card data stolen. It turns out that the problem wasn’t nearly that small. And hackers got away with a lot more than credit card information. These days, you don’t have to be an oversharer to put your data at risk. If you’ve swiped your credit card, it’s probably been stolen. If you’ve shopped, your data is likely somewhere where you don’t want it to be.

+ That’s not to say your oversharing can’t add to the privacy problem. Many lending companies are checking your social media data to determine whether you’re credit worthy. (So wear something nice for your next selfie.)

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