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NSA Cracking Online Encryption
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on September 07, 2013 @ 11:43PM
Created on September 07, 2013 @ 5:23PM

With technology advancing so quickly in our society, comes the concern over how it can be used. So how are people in our community reacting to the thought of their personal information being compromised?

After the leak of information from former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, it opened up "Pandora's Box" on the security of information.

According to reports, the NSA has succeeded in breaking through encryption's that keep personal content out of the wrong hands. As time progresses, the thought of being hacked or spied on is becoming very real to many people.

"I think it's kind of scary that someone can get your information online. I hope it never happens to me. I'm kind of nervous when I order things online that someone may get my bank information or steal my identity," said Meagan Golden, from Harrison County.

"I send a lot of text messages for work so I would hope nobody would see anything that was on it."

President Obama spoke last month about improving safeguards as technology moves forward, yet the concern over the safety of personal information is still a major concern to the public.

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