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Cyber security experts say now is the time to protect your online data

Sunday Business Page: Protecting your data on the internet 04:56

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The FBI says farmers are potential victims of hackers using ransomware to hold accounts hostage until a fee is paid.

Cyber security experts are now saying this is a good time to review your own protection. 

At a taping of the Sunday Business Page with Jon Delano, Albert Whale – a security expert from the north hills – said both companies and individuals should be doing an audit of their security systems. 

Whale added that people should avoid using public wi-fi and should use two-factor authentication when possible.

"If you're downloading apps onto your phone, if you haven't used an app for more than six months, take it off. Delete it because it provides additional access to attackers who maybe wrote the application," Whale said. 

For more tips on protecting yourself, you can watch the full interview on the Sunday Business Page.

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