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Are your passwords leaving you open to identity theft?

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  • Beatrice Burnside

    No, but my passwords might be leaving me vulnerable to having my *online* identity stolen. Which is completely harmless.
    At some point, people are going to wake up the the fact that not only is nothing online secure (no matter how good the protection claims to be), but at its heart the internet is fundamentally insecurable. It can not ever be secured, because it was deliberately designed that way. Just look at the news last month…the FBI couldn’t access some secured data and took Apple to court over it. Some random hacker accessed that data, some of the most secured data around, in just a matter of weeks.
    If you think that your health records, bank access, credit card numbers, social security numbers, business transactions, or any of your other personal information is secure ANYWHERE online, you are foolishly naive and outright gullible. The only thing that protects you is sheer numbers…any time a hacker targets your specific data it will be taken, and there is nothing that can stop that short of not putting it online in the first place. Nothing.

    If you rely on the internet to be secure, at some point you will regret it. Maybe it will be minor, but maybe it will wipe you out financially. Odds are you are not insured for it if it happens either.

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