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June 12, 2015
By: Jon Hull, Author / Life & Legacy Documentation Expert
The Associated Press reported yesterday that the hacking of government databases were much worse than originally thought. Once again, the security of personal information remains the target of thieves from all around the globe.
As we have been saying for the past two years, storing personal information electronically anywhere other than where you can control it is an accident waiting to happen. In this case, the employer of people was to blame for an unsecure database for 670,000 federal employees and 780 separate pieces of information for each worker, according to the report.
So what can we do? The best solution is to make sure you are in as much control of your personal information as possible. For your employer, do they really need to store your information in a company system? Ask why!
We once operated a website designed for people to easily store and access personal data in case of an emergency or as part of a savvy estate plan for their heirs. What we found after one year of operation was that we could not guarantee the security of user information. No matter how many layers of security and encryption we applied, none of those security measure companies could guarantee us that we could not get hacked. We pulled the website down for ethical reasons.
Since then, many copy-cat websites have sprung up under the guise of safe, secure and easy. Easy, definitely! Safe and secure, no way!! Many experts have scratched their heads about how to secure personal electronic data. We have the most secure way to do this as written in a post on our website.
Your digital assets, (Everything you have on any electronic device or website) is at risk should something happen to you. Take control before someone steals your information, which will cost you thousand$ to try and replace.
Jon Hull and his wife, Terrie Hull are authors of the book, “A Legacy Undone”. They continue to find real life solutions that families face in keeping their affairs in order and making sure the family legacy continues for generations. You can join them at www.alegacyundone – Facebook and Twitter *Image courtesy of ddpavumba at FreeDigitalPhotos.net