“Hacked!” by James Fallows

His wife’s Gmail got hacked and completely deleted. Fallows goes over the story and some suggestions for keeping your online accounts safe.

What was most interesting to me was his message to Google:

You (Google) cannot be serious about this. You cannot entice people into relying on your services, and be so cavalier about the risks they are exposed to. Can you?

And how their answer on why they couldn’t easily recover her email made sense.

…I need to get on this 1Password thing.