Wired journalist Mat Honan made the news this week when he wrote a story about how Apple and Amazon destroyed his life.
Hackers took over Honan's Google account, Twitter account, and then his Apple ID, which allowed them to erase data on his computer.
Honan blames himself for not backing up his data, but he also points the finger at Amazon and Apple. Amazon stores partial credit cards online, which allowed the hackers access to Honan's Apple account (Apple uses those same credit card numbers to verify account information).
Dino Londis, who writes for Information Week, commented in this op-ed
that the consumerization of IT gives people the option to choose convenience over security. He cites the example of RIM- RIM products are more secure, according to Londis, but the public does not flock to buy them. Androids, on the other hand, lack a secure mobile platform (Londis' words), but have a much higher customer base.
Readers, what do you think? How should people straddle the line between convenience and security? What can companies do to make our information more secure?