It’s the modern nightmare: You try to log on to email one morning and find your password doesn’t work. It quickly becomes clear the account has been deleted.
Meanwhile, your Twitter account begins spewing career-suicide vitriol, your bank account is being drained, and your computer is being remotely wiped, so say goodbye to the first five chapters of that Great Canadian Road novel you were working on. You’ve been hacked.
And if you’re not being robbed blind, you still may have someone rooting through your online life.
Last week, we learned that Canada is among several countries that tried to hack into mobile phones with the idea of making the world a safer place (though what that means is open to interpretation).
With that in mind, here are five tips for keeping hackers (of all stripes) at bay:
Be smart about passwords
Having Google at our fingertips has trained us out of the habit of remembering anything, but that doesn’t excuse lazy password craft. It may be easier to remember yourRead More »from Canada may have conspired to hack mobile phones, but you can protect yourself