According to a recent survey done by U.S. news, hackers are costing consumers and companies between $375 and $575 billion annually. Terrorism and crime used to revolve around weapons and manpower, but with the boom of the internet age, "bad guys" have turned to the "web" as a way to attack. As a way to combat cyber criminals, and save yourself potentially thousands of dollars, is by learning more about internet safety. Some ways to protect yourself include using longer or more complex passwords, and by giving away less details about yourself. Another way to stop cyber criminals is by rewarding those people who find faults in software instead of penalizing them or ignoring them. Doing these simple things will hopefully result in a billion dollar choice. Risen, Tom. US News. Study: Hackers Cost More Than $445 Billion Annually. 9 June 2014. Web. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/06/09/study-hackers-cost-more-than 445-billion-annually
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James Lyne: Everyday cybercrime- and what you can do about it
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