Dissecting the Hack


At Wired, Mat Honan shares an in-depth account of being hacked, revealing how security flaws in the online ecosystem contributed to the destruction of his entire digital life.

“In short, the very four digits that Amazon considers unimportant enough to display in the clear on the web are precisely the same ones that Apple considers secure enough to perform identity verification. The disconnect exposes flaws in data management policies endemic to the entire technology industry, and points to a looming nightmare as we enter the era of cloud computing and connected devices.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →