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Will this massive global cyberattack get people to finally care about being hacked?

Dozens of countries were hit by a major cyberattack Friday, affecting more than a dozen hospitals in the U.K., and reportedly hitting computers in dozens of countries. The incident is a major reminder to companies and consumers alike to secure their systems and devices — but if history is any indication, it won’t work.

Although more people than ever are at risk of being hacked, most still don’t take basic security precautions, a January study from Pew Research Center found. Nearly 30% of smartphone users don’t even use a lock screen password on their phone. Some 54% of internet users have accessed public Wi-Fi networks, which put them at risk of being hacked — and one in five of those users admit to using a public network for sensitive services like banking.

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