Cloudy with a chance of hacking
Following closely upon the article/confession about cloud linked accounts and devices, and the ease of hacking them (with some interesting points about authentication systems):
I noticed, this morning, that the number of phishing messages, and specifically email account phishing, had, after a couple of relatively low months, suddenly jumped again.
Excessive convenience almost always = insecurity. I have not linked any of my socmed accounts. Facebook doesn’t have my Twitter account password, etc. This is somewhat inconvenient, since I have to sign on to the different accounts in order to post things. However, it does mean that, in the case of this type of story, I can just use it as an example and move on, rather than spending time changing the passwords on all my accounts.