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What college students need to know about fending off hackers

What college students need to know about fending off hackers

The rest of the world sees millions of bright young men and women arriving on college campuses across the country. Computer hackers see fresh meat. They see kids with fingerprints all over the web, handy trails all over social media, and access to large university networks. Mostly, though, experts say they see young people with unscathed, highly exploitable credit histories. “The people that steal the data are the people that sell the data,” said John Kuhn, senior threat researcher at IBM security. “Students are prime targets for that.” We reached out to some of our local university IT folks to see what advice they have for incoming freshmen, and what sort of...

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