Privacy Blunder: Personal Story About What REALLY Happens When Your Email Gets Hacked

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Here is a link to a long, worthwhile, and eye-opening account of what happened when the author’s wife had her email account hacked. Featured in The Atlantic, the article discusses how “failure in one place meant potential failure of the system as a whole,” and because the victim had used her password in one vulnerable place, all of the electronic data that mattered to her was at risk.

The article also quotes a Google executive who explained, “We’d like people to view their information like the way they view other parts of their life. It’s a good practice to review your financial situation every so often, and it’s a good practice to review your passwords and online account information too.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi’s manager of digital content strategy.