On April 19th, Sony’s Playstation Network was hacked. Sony. One of the biggest electronics companies in the world. Sony had to shut down the whole network while it set out to rebuild the system with better security. But not before tens of millions of user information was stolen. Just like that. Gone. It goes to show, no matter what guarantees are given about your security, it’s not foolproof.
Hackers understand computers on a level I probably never will. They’re the best of the best in what they do. Most of them, I’d bet, use their gift to tweak their electronics or to help friends get more out of their stuff. Just like a buddy coming over to help another buddy with their home improvement. In other words, LEGAL. Unfortunately, some will break the law and it sucks, but it’s a fact of life.
We spend A LOT of time on the computer, even joke that it’s too much. I’ve lost count of how many places I’ve put my name. I’m plugged in. No getting out and I figure I’m not alone. So, take a moment and think about where your information is. Make it as safe as you can and take precautions. No one will care more about your information than you. Don’t assume the website you left it with is one-hundred percent because if someone wants in, they’re getting in.
End of PSA.