This story is very very freaky. Here is the link to the original article in Wired. Exploiting security flaws on Amazon’s and Apple’s web sites, Mat Honan’s Google account, Twitter account, and Apple ID accounts were breached, and and with it his email accounts. The hackers then erased all the data in his MacBook and iPhone. None of this information was backed up, and Mat lost everything, including every picture he had of his newborn daughter.
This was possible because he had, as many of us do, all his accounts linked together (use Facebook to login anyone) and many of his account shared the same password. This is a great read, and if this doesn’t get you to change your casual security methods, nothing will.Share