Whether it’s an easily guessed password or sophisticated phishing attacks, even the most diligent and tech savvy among us can fall victim to hacks that put our important personal information at risk.

Just ask Mat Honan, a tech reporter for Wired magazine who had his entire online life taken over by hackers. An individual initially seeking to gain access to Honan’s Twitter account ended up being able to delete his Google email account and even managed to remotely erase Honan’s iPhone and Macbook just by resetting access to his account passwords. All of this destruction came out of a very low tech call to Apple’s customer service department. Read his article in Wired to see how the hackers did it and how Honan could have better protected himself.

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