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HOW TO PREVENT USER DATA BREACHES

By Ariel Costas - August 16, 2021

This tutorial should be shared with any company that stores user data, as it is a basic security measure nobody seems to be taking seriously, and it’s by far the most effective way of preventing a data breach:

The most secure database ever existed is, precisely, the one that never existed. Stop collecting every single piece of information you can about your users/customers.

I decided to publish this after the supposed breach of 100M customers' personal information, which includes driver’s license, Social Security Number and information such as IMEI numbers.