“At some point, you will get hacked — it’s only a matter of time,” Jeremiah Grossman tells the New York Times. Grossman is the chief technology officer at an internet and network security firm. “If that’s unacceptable to you, don’t put it online.”
But to keep that fate at bay as much as possible, Grossman and Paul Kocher, a well-known cryptographer, shares nine tips with The New York Times on coming up with passwords and adopting security habits that will help protect you from hackers. The takeaway is that staying safe on the Internet takes a fair amount of work and a bit of cunning.