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Take steps to limit damage if hackers snare your data

Take steps to limit damage if hackers snare your data

You might have gone to a supermarket, mailed a package at UPS or gone to a restaurant or hospital and thought nothing about holding your wallet tightly. Yet, a thief might have preyed on you anyway. And if you are like millions of Americans, you are just finding out now. In the past few weeks, computer-savvy thieves have been out in force, picking through personal information left behind at doctors offices, stores and government offices — stealing everything from Social Security numbers to your credit card and debit card numbers. According to some estimates, computer hackers — some from countries such as Russia and China — have been so busy, almost half of Americans...

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