Can you blame me for not remembering my passwords? I have an Excel sheet with over 100 websites on it and at least 16 different passwords to remember. I have tried putting the important ones in a secret place on my phone. I know that's wrong. A 12-year-old could find them in two minutes.
While there are no laws forcing businesses to notify customers of a password breach yet, there is an ethical responsibility that exists for companies to notify their customers in a timely manner when a breach occurs.
The unprecedented rise of the connected age, like any big societal change, leads to unexpected and dramatic questions about safety and security. But the concept of security requires innovators and their products' users to work together.
In today's day and age, with technology at our fingertips (quite literally) there has been a bit of an invasion of our personal space and our privacy. Some of it is by our choosing, some of it not so much.
More than 11.6 million Americans became victims of identity theft in 2011, 13 percent more than in 2010. With a few simple steps, however, you can avoid becoming part of this statistic while you're away from your home.