When it comes to protecting our data, many of us only place a high priority on certain
important data like financial information or location.
However, even seemingly unimportant data can be used to paint a picture if you’re not careful to protect it.
As business blog Entrepreneur points out, the data that we don’t think is important is
often easier to gain access to. However, those who mean to use your data for flagitious
purposes sometimes don’t need much.
For example, posting that you’re at the bar every Friday night can tell a local thief when
your home is empty. No matter who you are, unimportant information can still highlight
We saw this not too long ago when Russian hackers infiltrated the Pentagon email servers.
Federal officials quickly noted that none of the agency’s secure servers had been
penetrated. but the information obtained, while unclassified, still offered valuable insights
to the enemy. What’s more, the Defense Department spent significant time and money
shoring up its security system’s vulnerability and analyzing the threat. Does this mean
you need to be paranoid all the time? Not necessarily. Locking your car doors isn’t
paranoid, after all. However, it does mean being a bit more realistic about your security.
It’s much more likely that someone in your neighborhood is going to steal from you than
a foreign government is going to break the encryption on your hard drive.
P.S : “The Techie Side” is going to be a section for my write ups on the technical subjects, stay in touch for the next exciting post