"It is absurdly easy to get hacked."- New York Times, Nov. 7, 2012

get hackedT324'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.

Not long after I began writing about cybersecurity, I became a paranoid caricature of my former self. It’s hard to maintain peace of mind when hackers remind me every day, all day, just how easy it is to steal my personal data.

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!