What happened to the Senior Editor from Wired was horrible. I do not wish anyone that same fate, but deep down, I am happy that it got massive amounts of attention. I keep saying that security breaches only hurts us at the worst time, but it also serves a valuable lesson.
I want you to read the story from Wired Magazine. I’ll wait here, while you do.
In real life, you lock your house or car door. You don’t park in nefarious areas, you avoid areas known for crime. If you don’t lock said doors, the first time, someone in your life gets robbed (or worse you), you start implementing more security. I wrote about this in the password post, but unless something bad happens, you don’t change your life. When someone on the internet gets hacked, you make up an excuse. When your friends Facebook gets hacked, you don’t blink an eye. You just quickly tell them to change their password. You just are happy it wasn’t you. Someone very famous just got hacked, wrote about it, in amazing detail, and people can associate themselves. This whole saga lasted less than an hour. One hour! In one hour, someone lost EVERYTHING digitally important to them.