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Digital systems are too vulnerable -- Thomas Gebhart

August 10, 2018

I’ve been wondering how long we can go on using digital systems that have been shown to be vulnerable to hackers of all kinds.

On at least four occasions I have been notified that a major company’s computer system has been hacked and that my personal data could be at risk. I had done all the right things to “protect” myself, but the companies that I had to entrust my information to were unable to secure their systems properly.

It appears that all of the entities we rely on to function as a society are now horribly at risk. How long can we go on using a system that is so vulnerable and so intertwined into our daily lives?

Thomas Gebhart, Madison