Data breaches are everywhere. Be it Target, Home Depot or JPMorgan Chase, millions of consumers have lost personal data to hackers.

Personal data can be anything from an email address or phone number to something like your birthday or home street — things hackers want to get their hands on. IBM has developed a cloud-based cryptogram that it’s calling the Identity Mixer, and it makes it so that the services we use never even have access to our most sensitive personal information.

In other words, with the Identity Mixer, the use of a cryptographic algorithm confirms for an institution that you are who you say you are without having to actually give up your personal information …

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Source:: IBM Identity Mixer wants to better protect your personal data from hackers

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