Once a hacker gets access to your computer, they can look at your personal files and copy them onto their own computer. Most hackers are thieves, so if you’ve got a folder on your desktop with all of your passwords, bank routing numbers and credit card details, you’ve made it easier for them to steal from you. To protect yourself in the event of a security breach, make sure you don’t store vital information all in one place on your computer. Instead, put sensitive files on an external hard drive or in the cloud.
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