Over the past couple of years we’ve been reminded time and time again of how susceptible our communication mediums are to prying eyes. Classic examples of its susceptibility can be seen in the very public disclosure of General Petraeus affair in 2012, the release of over 170,000 emails after the Sony compromise in 2014, to the recent Ashley Madison compromise in which the CEO’s emails were shared publicly in 2015.
In either case, the information gleaned from these emails were damaging at best, and destructive at worst. In either case, what we should take away from it is that how and what we say, even if in what we perceive to be secure, is not necessarily the case.
Emails are a treasure trove of information, and as such we should all be spending a bit more time thinking of not only what we say, but how we keep what we say safe from prying eyes.