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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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Lon Seidman is the host and producer of “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube and Amazon. He creates in-depth, consumer-friendly product reviews and commentary. His YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views.

In addition to being a full-time content creator, Lon is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford (his alma mater) where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial content creation.

Prior to becoming a full-time creator, Lon was a partner at The Safety Zone, his family’s business that manufactures gloves and safety equipment. The company has locations around the globe and employs over 200 people worldwide. The Safety Zone was acquired by the Genuine Parts Corporation in 2016.

Lon is also active in public service, serving as the Chairman of the Essex Board of Education, a member of the Region 4 Board of Education, and as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. He was endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans for his re-election in 2021.

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