WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - I can't imagine going back to a world--a scant 20 years ago--without the internet. It's changed the way we approach so many things: banking to tax preparation, college applications to information searches, vacation planning to work projects. You name it--we are on an information superhighway getting faster by the day.
On the other hand, we cant' seem to go a week anymore without stories about the growing downside of our interconnected world. The latest example: a cyber-fight that is slowing internet searches worldwide.
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ID theft, stolen tax return refunds, corporate hacking, alleged hacking by the Chinese government against U.S. targets... the list gets bigger all the time. It is a reminder to jealously guard your personal information as a first line of protection. That and hope the geniuses devising new ways to shield our cyber-world outnumber the ones trying to plunder it.