8 Things to Do Right Now if You’ve Been Hacked

You wake up in the morning and you read the news: Another major website or cloud service has been hacked. You yawn, make a cup of coffee, and then all of a sudden realize that you have an account there. Your email, photos, and personal data are now at risk. What do you do?

Unfortunately, data breaches are a common occurrence. From the recent revelation that 500 million Yahoo user accounts were hacked, to the illegal distribution of Jennifer Lawrence’s photos that had been stolen from her iCloud account, this sort of event is no longer a surprise.

In some cases, millions of people are hacked — sometimes, you may be a victim. So what do you do if this happens to you? Here are eight things you should do right away.

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.

2 thoughts on “8 Things to Do Right Now if You’ve Been Hacked

  1. Very good article. Thanks Kirk.

    Re password managers, what is your recommendation about passwords stored in browsers and/or Apple’s Keychain? If they are secure, why move to, say, 1Password. If they are not, should they be avoided?

    Just something I have wondered for a long time now.

  2. Very good article. Thanks Kirk.

    Re password managers, what is your recommendation about passwords stored in browsers and/or Apple’s Keychain? If they are secure, why move to, say, 1Password. If they are not, should they be avoided?

    Just something I have wondered for a long time now.

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