Jeff Gelles: Hacker's havoc exposes user laxity and security flaws
Source: Philly - Posted by Alex   
Intrusion Detection In the annals of digital nightmares, Mat Honan's could rank up there with an unscheduled trip into The Matrix. In one mind-bending hour, the writer for Wired magazine's Gadget Lab lost access to his Apple, Amazon, Google, and Twitter accounts. But that wasn't the worst. He then watched in horror as hackers posted offensive tweets in his name, erased eight years of his Gmail messages, and wiped all the memory from his iPhone, his iPad, and his Mac laptop. He lost all his unbacked-up data - including a year's worth of priceless photos of his daughter.

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