Forums - General Discussion - Anyone else beyond tired of these data breaches?

Just had the third company this year send me a letter saying my data was breached. Uber. 

 

Now criminals have my drivers license,  insurance,  etc. On top of me having to change all my email passwords weekly,  my steam access has been compromised for nearly a year and I keep getting notifications from them. It never ends.  It is a wonder I have not had to change my social security number yet with how many companies ask for it. 

 

What can be done? This needs to stop. 



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You scared me, I thought you meant this site had a data breach.



In general. I doubt we would ever know in the past if our data was breached. Although I did have someone take over my account once. Was a crazy person named Manbearpig.



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It ain't gonna stop.
Data is just too valuable.

Think of it like large quantities of oil being left in the open.
People are just going to take it.



It's no more going to stop than physical thievery. Every countermeasure will eventually be countered and require a new countermeasure. It's a never ending dogfight, not a war that can be won.

It's now a part of our lives.



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It won't stop. Too much to gain by stealing data and too many companies with improper focus on data security.

Best option is to use different passwords and ensure you are saving data with a company that they actually need.



VGPolyglot said:
You scared me, I thought you meant this site had a data breach.

What are people gonna steal from this website? The users' shitty political views, or the charts that are over eight weeks behind?



pokoko said:
It's no more going to stop than physical thievery. Every countermeasure will eventually be countered and require a new countermeasure. It's a never ending dogfight, not a war that can be won.

It's now a part of our lives.

At least in the past people needed to dig through my trash to get my info. 



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If the net neutrality disintegration happens, expect a lot more data breaches.



I'm not tired of them. I like data breaches.