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Ransom Ware, Password Protection: What To Know To Protect Yourself

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Twenty-two cities in Texas. Baltimore. Atlanta. All hit by sizable ransomware attacks. One of the newer online threats results in computer systems – some including critical government data and programs – being locked up and unusable until the municipality, or business or individual pays off the attacker. But there are ways to be safe.

Meanwhile, are you keeping up on your password information? It’s important to vary your passwords and to change them often in order to avoid being hacked. But saving them to your browser could come back to bite you.

intrustIT cyber security consultant and Fort Wright, Ky., Mayor Dave Hatter joins Cincinnati Edition to offer perspective on the latest threats, plus tips on how to stay safe.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.