Last month’s security breach of a website designed to make it easier for people to cheat on their spouses is still making waves on the internet. Celebrity infidelities have been revealed, security experts have speculated about the source of the hack, and adulterers all across the country have been sent scrambling to conceal their dirty laundry. Even if you’re not one of the millions of people affected by the Ashley Madison hack, the security breach carries some important lessons for business and individuals.
No One is Invulnerable
Even sites that stress security can be compromised by hackers with enough know-how and ingenuity. Ashley Madison was founded as site designed to protect the identities of its users. In cases such as this, a reputation for anonymity and security can actually make your site an even bigger target to hackers.
It’s up to Users to Protect Themselves
Too often, people blindly trust website security measures to protect them without taking steps to protect their own internet presence. If you put your trust in questionable organizations, or fail to read things like privacy policies and EULAs, there’s a good chance you’re going to suffer the consequences. Take steps on your end to secure your online identity, and assume that websites don’t have your best interests at heart.
The Internet is Changing the Way People Cheat
Just a decade ago, sites like Ashley Madison were more or less unheard of. This latest hack might be the first time sites designed for cheaters have been in the mainstream media, but it’s unlikely to be the last. As long as cheaters continue to look for new ways to meet up, there will always be sites available to meet that demand.
Here at Gold Shield, we’re keeping pace with the changing world of infidelity cases by leveraging the latest, most effective investigative technologies available to catch cheaters on the web. Do you suspect your spouse might be using the internet to have an affair? Give us a call today, and let us help you find out once and for all.