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    How Mat Honan "lost" his digital life

    Quite interesting a read, even if long. Also shows how some companies, no matter what their size, have rather shoddy security practices. Amazing how the hacker claims he can have access to pretty much any Apple based email account:

    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/apple-amazon-mat-honan-hacking/all/

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    f you have a gmail account, make sure you activate two step authentication. It's just safer. The article also reinforces the importance of keeping updated backups, unless you want to risk losing irreplaceable information.

    In the aftermath of this situation, Apple announced it will impose a 24 interval before allowing access through an account recovery process. Too late for Honan, but definitely safer for everybody else.

    The article isn't very favorable to Amazon's practices, either. That was a bit a shock, to be honest.

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    That was a great article. Here is a video with Google's instructions on how to set up two-factor authentication.
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    Good article and an eye opener too, although I'm not too suprised with the revelations about Amazon.
    I'll think twice before ever ordering a pizza again on the iPad.

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    Another interesting post, this time how he recovered from the hack and the ensuing wiping of his devices: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/...-recovery/all/

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    I’m certainly a backup believer now. When you control your data locally, and have it stored redundantly, no one can take it from you. Not permanently, at least.
    I'm big on this concept.

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