---- Account Hack, User Speaks Out: Lessons To Learn
Sgt_Kickaxe - 10:34 pm on Aug 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Good story, you had me believing it until "lulz".
my AppleID account was broken into, and my hackers used it to remotely erase all of the data on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook
Remote deleting shouldn't be possible, if it is disable it or use another service regardless of what service/device you are using.
Had I used two-factor authentication for my Google account, itís possible that none of this would have happened.
Had you used two-factor authentication you may have protected your Google account and, subsequently, your twitter account but that would mean waiving yet a little more privacy to Google. Has anyone considered that Gmail and twitter accounts are in fact throw-away and you're better off protecting your phone number and home address from everyone INCLUDING Google as long as possible?
If you set up your accounts using different passwords and different dedicated email addresses known only to you(they are a dime a thousand) you can easily pinpoint the leak and close the accounts down quickly while using the others to alert your group to the NEW accounts you just created.
What I'm saying is protect your real name, phone number and address above all else(even from services and companies) and treat "online profiles" as the throw-away tools they really are(new ones are easy to come by).