Image via WhatKnot
There are a lot of people out there – most people, in fact – who did not grow up with computers and passwords and electronic payments. Of those people, many fear shopping online with a credit card. But they’re willing to hand over their name, address, bank account and routing number, and license to a perfect stranger via a paper check at the grocery store. It doesn’t make sense. Digital does not mean dangerous. In fact, it may be safer than the paper trail we’ve been trained to leave. And I’m not the only one who believes this.
Now, I’m not saying that a digital life is a perfect one. For example, the war on passwords is still raging. Even with extensive security questions and unique passwords, you’re screwed if a hacker breaks in to a site. And that’s unfortunately a similar story when it comes to the cloud. What would happen if it disappeared? Your personal website could be gone, your calendar could be gone, your photos could be gone. When we’re digital, we’re expecting our data to be taken care of, but that’s not always guaranteed.
What are you most afraid of when it comes to your digital life? What steps do you take to cover yourself? Comment below or tweet us @WIREDInsider.blog comments powered by Disqus