Vice Media’s Motherboard website published a series of articles on hacking recently with titles like “The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked”, “Why The US Government Needs a Cyber National Guard”, and “We Asked Hackers To Predict The Future of Hacking”.
While mostly informative, the authors did what almost everyone talking about digital security does: they overlooked proper data storage as the most foolproof means to prevent breaches.
Sure, Motherboard suggested generating strong passwords to protect your accounts and to back up your files in case you’re ever the victim of a cyber-attack. But the world wouldn’t need a “Cyber National Guard” if data was securely encrypted and stored in the first place. The more people get hacked, the more we talk about superfluous things like voiding certain websites and being careful with public WiFi. It may be clichéd, but it’s insanity to repeat the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result.
The Democratic Party in the United States proves the point. Piling onto the disaster of Hillary Clinton’s private server and unsecure emails, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was in crisis mode after hackers – likely linked to the Russian government – leaked their emails and documents through WikiLeaks this summer. Research on Donald Trump and emails about how to suffocate Bernie Sanders’ rise were compromised, likely all stored on non-encrypted servers. DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down as a result.
As Evizone chairman Bill Wells said after the scandal, “Once again poor communications security claims a high profile scalp. The shattered careers keep piling up and still sophisticated people trust their futures to a compromised technology riddled with flaws. Time to wake up folks! There are alternatives. Roll the dice by using e mail and you only have yourself to blame.”
The alternatives are easy to find.
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After Sony, Ashley Madison, and now the DNC, it boggles the mind that people continue to repeat these preventable mistakes.
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