In past years, people had anxiety about intruders breaching the careful assurance of a quiet evening at home with burglaries entrenching their neighborhoods. Therefore, safeguards were established such as home alarm systems and videos that could monitor homes from anywhere at anytime. Let's fast forward to the 21st century. How can you forestall a burglary or intrusion when the intruders never physically enter your home?
Shock riddled citizens throughout the US today as news networks began reporting that more than one billion accounts and secure websites may have been compromised by a Russian crime ring. Citizens scrambled to change every password that may have been conterminously linked to them in any shape or form. Confidential passwords have been exposed and information gathered from 420,000 websites.
With this scary occurrence being just one of the recent security breaches, how can you protect yourself against this ever-present danger? This burglar does not have to touch, hear, or encounter you face to face, yet they can extract the most in-depth analysis of your bank and personal accounts in seconds.
Could we be so entrenched with the media highlighting issues that can bring more Twitter and Facebook followers to their network than observant of ever-changing technology that has become detrimental to our society?
Last week the Twitter and media network focus shifted to Stephen A Smith and what they called an offensive tirade toward domestic violence victims on ESPN's First Take. One of his fellow correspondents took to Twitter to bring the issue to light and consequently, cause ESPN to announce their decision to suspend Smith from his sports show until today. Has cyber space become so focused on the next big scandal to hit Twitter that we are missing the bigger picture?
Regardless, many are ruminating on a question that will be haunting all of our minds in the coming years. What exactly can be done to prevent you from being violated in your own home at the hands of someone hundreds and thousands of miles away? So far, there doesn't appear to be a way to impede this difficulty. Websites and companies involved are urging customers to change their online credentials for their accounts. However, one question still remains. How can we keep out the silent, technological avenue of theft that has already made its way within?