Keep Your Digital Life Alive

  • August 10, 2012
  • INK Team

How much of your life is digital? I have various devices, hard drives and clouds filled with my life. My entire music collection, photos of travels and study abroad, portfolio pieces, even emails with my grandmother. 

Last week Wired writer Mat Honan had his digital life destroyed. Two hackers erased his Google account, broke into his Amazon account, wiped his iCloud data and his mobile devices and ultimately hacked into his succinct Twitter handle, @Mat.

Mat has been sharing his story with the world. On Wired he published a complete account of the who’s, what’s, why’s, where’s and how’s of the hack. I’ll be honest, I’m guilty of skimming articles. But I read every word of this one. Give it a read.

While it’s unbelievable that these hackers devastated Mat’s digital life, the true eye opener is that the hack shed light on crucial security holes in top technology firms—Apple and Amazon—and now these firms have to address the issues.

So as a person who’s life is very much digital, what can you do?

INK client CSID has put together takeaways from the hack and tips to secure your digital life. (Did you know you can set up two-factor authentication on your Gmail account? I’m already trying it out.) Check out more tips here.