I’m always weary of these “it’s so easy, everybody can do it” type articles. Joe Blow follows the instructions, sets a weak password, doesn’t keep up with updates, or otherwise makes a critical mistake, gets themselves owned. They end up in one of two camps, either as a pawn in a spam/botnet, or their data is slurped up and they’re worse off than when they started as a user in a Big Company with a Big Legal Department that fights to keep that user’s data secure and out of The Man’s hands (and securely in Big Company’s pocket).
PS Flagged “poorly titled” for not following the submission guidelines on the title.
Really? I thought this article was pretty thorough in its “this is hard work, and you need to pay attention” admonitions.