Your Privacy Matters – Lessons From The Snapchat, Dropbox And iCloud Breaches

Your Privacy Matters – Lessons From The Snapchat, Dropbox And iCloud Breaches

Another day, another service hacked – if you haven’t been affected by it, how long before it hits you? It’s been little over a month since we were shocked by the Celebrity Photo Leak, from an apparent hack of weak iCloud backup passwords. Today we have the Snapsaved leak, where possibly 98,000 user accounts have been violated, and about 200,000 photos are now out in the wild. The news that many of the revealing pictures could be of those of minors makes the whole affair even more alarming. Just hours after this hit the news cycle, another shockwave that Dropbox has been breached, or at least 6.9 million user’s passwords have been hacked. Details are still emerging about each hack, and there’s a lot of buzz on 4chan and reddit that is yet to be culled. Feels like we’re back in the wild west days of the web, everything about everyone is up for grabs. On the one hand you’re constantly being coaxed into trying out new apps on phone and online, while on the other hand all it takes is just one slip-up that can lead to anything from a mild embarrassment to lasting phsychological trauma. There’s only so much we can do, and here are some tips on how you could better protect yourself online. 1. App Login Mania – Another download, another login, feeling password fatigue yet? It’s only fair to feel the urge to use just our existing facebook, twitter, linkedin or google profiles to quickly login and get started with every exciting new app. Sadly that’s precisely where things can go wrong. Once apps...