The Register posted a comprehensive assessment of the removal of privacy protections and the potential for more trouble for consumers.
An opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal tried to portray the concern over elimination of the FCC broadband privacy rule as “phony .. panic.” Aside from the fact that no sources were provided to back claims by the author, the claims just don’t make sense. I guess that’s why the author of this opinion piece didn’t put their name on the article. Let’s take a closer look.
Okay, yes. I am geeky enough to celebrate a day for backing up your computer. But, seriously, this is important. We have so much valuable data that we store on our phones, tablets, computers, and social media, yet few people really make sure it’s safe. It’s all too easy for data to go bye-bye – your device gets stolen, your account gets hacked, your hard drive fails … the list goes on and on.
Now that I’ve (hopefully) scared you sufficiently, lets talk about how to deal with this.
Oh the joy of being online – more than 1 billion Yahoo accounts hacked, celebrities getting their photos stolen after falling victim to email schemes, login information for 167 million LinkedIn accounts was stolen – the list goes on and on.
Even if you follow my advice for creating secure passwords, there’s not much you can do when a site you use gets hacked – or is there? That’s where two-step (also called two-factor) authentication can help.