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1-21-2010 @ 7:16PM
To clarify, I'm not saying only stupid people get hacked - the correct term is that only people who aren't willing to be a little security conscious do.Basically think of it like this: taking basic security precautions on your computer is akin to being a good driver - you know the road rules and you follow them, thus greatly reducing the risk of being in an accident.The authenticator is like putting on your seatbelt and having aribags - you still should be following all the rules but if something bad does happen, or if someone runs into you, your chances of getting through it OK are much higher.What annoys me are the people who think they can skip first first step, learning some stuff that EVERYONE should know if you do anything at all online. Ask any security professional, the most important factor of computer security is the user themselves, regardless of any technology.So yes, get yourself an authenticator if you want one... but please, take the time to learn a little as well.
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