Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 04:58 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption What's it like to be hacked? James Fallows over at the Atlantic Monthly tells us his experience. One night his wife left her computer on when she went to bed. The next morning she discovers her Gmail account is inaccessible!
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RE: And the lesson is
by kateline on Tue 8th Nov 2011 17:13 UTC in reply to "And the lesson is"
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Excellent point. The problem is that so many people naively assume that companies offering free services like Gmail or Facebook or whatever always have the best interests of the consumer at mind. People on this board are smart and know this but I feel sorry for the average consumer guy who has no clue. And nobody's telling him either. Hope all those literary people who know nothing about the computers they depend on for their jobs read that guy's experience at the Atlantic.

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