In the past months, every online web service appears to be a target for hacking or just plain old fashion social engineering. LinkedIn passwords were hacked in June. Yahoo leaked online account information in July. Dropbox dropped the ball (again) in August. An Amazon & iCloud social hack devastated an online blogger after a hacker took control, reset his iPhone, wiped his iPad, formatted his MacBook, and locked him out of his Gmail and Twitter accounts!
What we have learned is three fold:
- Never use the same password twice!
- Use “disposable” Credit Card numbers; or at the least, do not use the same credit card for Amazon as Apple.
- Always use Two Factor Authentication when available! Continue reading “Protecting Your Online Accounts”