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Have You Ever Been Hacked?

Those in the security industry say that being hacked "is a matter of when, not if?"

Let's face it many of us have had at least one account hacked at one time or another perhaps on Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, a website, or even worse, a financial account.

Many of us have software to protect our precious information, but somehow the hackers keep getting in, what to do?

There are plenty of suggestions and advice on the Internet, but who to turn to?

In a published article last fall, PCMag.com suggests its top three security suite choices for the New Year: Norton Internet Security (2013), Norton 360 Version 6.0 and Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete.

This brings us to this week's question,

"Have You Ever Been Hacked?"

Tell us what your experience was like and how you protect your information from being exposed in the comments below.

Debra Evans January 22, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Thanks Aaron and Frank for the helpful tips. My e-mail was hacked last month. My online banking acct. was hacked into last week, setting up payments to be made that would have drained my checking acct. Thankfully, it was caught before that happened. It was a big hassle, had to close my checking acct. I had for 0ver 30 years.
qbsystems January 24, 2013 at 02:08 PM
yes yes yes, my email acct was hacked, my credit card was hacked , once thru Best Buy, once thru WalMart.com. The detective on the walMart case told me to use a special credit card used only for online purchases with a small limit.
Philip Beck January 24, 2013 at 05:40 PM
I just spent the last six days (I know honey, you actually did most of the grunt work :)) getting my computer cleaned up. The geeks at Fry's didn't have an answer why Windows locked-up (maybe an update from MS got interrupted during the update?). My HP desktop was scrubbed of everything and Carbonite in restoring my files now. Acquiring all of the programs I need is a hassle too. The re-store is taking 2-3 days. Good luck everyone. BTW, when you get Carbonite, tell them I sent you. Thaaaaaanks...
Philip Beck January 24, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Also, in 2012 my Bell South email address was hacked, or whatever, so I changed my email to Firefox. The author is right though. It's when, not if.
Liz Kennedy January 25, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Greetings Patchers! Thanks for the comments and/or suggestions - getting hacked is no fun - it's happen to me as well - keep your comments coming - Liz Kennedy, Editor


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