👍 #880 - A Data Breach Has My Data. What Do I Do?
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It happened just this week. I got a notification from Have I Been Pwned that my information had been exposed in a breach.
Great. Now what?
As with so many things, it depends, but this week's featured article covers what to look for, and what to do based on what you find.
A Data Breach Has My Data. What Do I Do?
Also this week:
- Giving away a hard drive or something that contains one? Erase it first!
- Speaking of hard drives, since we discussed SSD life expectancy, what about HDDs?
- We know about tracing an IP address, but what about a MAC address?
Busy week! Apple announcements, of course, start the show, but then we dive into the mythical TPM (and the equivalent on the Mac) and what it's supposed to be all about. Touched briefly also on Microsoft's move to allow "passwordless" Microsoft accounts. TEH 143: Apple's new geekiness, Windows TPM, advances in security
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This Week's Featured Article
A Data Breach Has My Data. What Do I Do?
The risks of unintended exposure, and the steps to take next.
Another day, another breach. What should you do if you're involved?
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
How Should I Erase My HDD Before Giving It Away?
|Erasing your hard drive before you give it away is important. Exactly how thorough an erase you need depends on your data and level of paranoia.|
How Long Does a Hard Drive Last?
|Hard disks can last a long time, but it's important to realize that they could still fail at any moment.|
Can I Trace a MAC Address?
|A MAC address can easily be traced for as far as it travels -- which isn't far enough to be useful.|
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Can I Trace a MAC Address?You can trace a MAC address easily for as far as it travels -- which isn't far enough to be useful.
How Long Does a Hard Drive Last?A hard drive can last a long time, but it's important to realize that they could still fail at any moment.
A Data Breach Has My Data, What Do I Do?Another day, another data breach. What should you do if you're involved?
How Should I Erase My HDD Before Giving It Away?Erasing your hard drive before giving it away is important. Exactly how thorough an erase the HHD you need depends on your data and level of paranoia.
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