VIDEO Consumer alert: keeping your personal information protected

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Posted on January 16, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 16 at 5:47 PM

Target, Neiman Marcus, and now Starbucks.  The coffee retailer is the latest to admit your personal information may have been compromised.

If you use the Starbucks app to buy food and drinks directly from your smartphone, your user names, passwords, and other personal information could be vulnerable.  Starbucks acknowledges the risk, but says so far no customers have reported being hacked.

On News 8 at 4pm, we got some expert advice about how to protect yourself from the technology reporter at our Seattle sister station.

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