Last month, we covered viruses, spyware & malware. Last night, Diane Sawyer covered what we wrote about six months ago.
It was more a public service announcement (PSA). We are actually surprised that it took six months for someone to report all of these thefts. We had enough foresight to see what was going to come. The length thieves will go through to get that expensive technology, attacks, break-ins and more.
Here is what we reported six months ago...
Public Service Announcement - Safeguard your technology.
We are all aware of viruses, spyware & malware. What about actual physical theft? I recently rode the NYC subway (which I have not done in about 2 years) and was surprised to see all of the technology being used out in the open: iPads, Kindles, Nooks and more. A veritable store for a thief.
Would you count $500 in a subway car? Why not? You are already doing so by using your iPad that you waited on line for all night at the Apple store. Wait until you've reached your destination to read that article, book and rest assured that the Angry birds will still be angry.
As a kid in NYC and even today my mother would say, "Protect your valuables." Do not leave yourself to become a victim of theft or even worse.
Now with that being said, it was six months ago when we wrote this and although it was more written as a forewarning for those in NYC, it also holds true to anyone and anywhere.