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Internet Security in Other Countries

The announcement that the Texas Comptroller's Office accidentally made public the personal information of about 3.5 million people online got us wondering in the KUT newsroom. How is online security different in the US from in other countries? 

Paolo Cunha Martins was happy to show us. 

Martins, a videographer visiting from Portugal, has done some top notch work at KUT. In the video above he walks us through the maze of different steps it takes to make one simple transaction online in Portugal. Take a look and compare this process to online banking here in the US.

It may seem complicated, but remember: each step is designed to foil would-be thieves.

Mose Buchele focuses on energy and environmental reporting at KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @mosebuchele.