Is your financial data really safe?

Friday, 27 June 2003, 12:30 PM EST

When you’re paying bills, making investments, viewing your bank balance, checking your credit card statements, preparing your taxes and buying stuff online, are you taking a big risk?

The answer, unfortunately, is that no one really knows.

The reality is that you’re vulnerable to identity theft even if you don't own a computer. Some of the biggest hacking cases have targeted business or government databases over which individuals have little control.

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