T324's owner David Daniels is constantly reading about technology. He recently found this NYT article on a topic most of us try not to think about- the ease with which strangers with malicious intent can enter our personal and business computers.
Everyone knows someone who has been hacked, had their identity stolen or their passwords compromised. Some people find it more violating than having their homes burglarized, and many lose more financial assets through a digital break-in.
The article points out that we're all vulnerable to getting hacked, all the time- but there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
Password security is an important step, and one many people ignore. Here's a few basic tips:
- NEVER use the same password twice
- Come up with a passphrase
- Ignore security questions
- Use several browsers
The article has lots more tips!