What to do if you get hacked

In this excerpt from their Facebook Live interview, USA TODAY's Elizabeth Weise and Jefferson Graham weigh in on tips to keep your digital lives safe in a Wkileaks era.

Q. I clicked on a phishing link, and my e-mail account was briefly taken over. Now that I have control of it again, should I do anything besides reset the password?

A. Phishing—coaxing a user into entering their username and password on a site that looks like the real thing but isn’t—continues to be a nuisance because it works. It doesn’t require sneaking malware onto your computer and instead needs just a moment’s inattention or undeserved trust from you.

Browsers are supposed to screen rogue addresses hosting phishing attacks, but the databases they check can miss a new phishing site.

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