A recent computer theft highlights the critical differences between “backup” versus protecting local & cloud storage from identity theft.
This article describes the step-by-step actions as police attempt to help a victim recover their stolen devices. It also captures the victim's thought process and fears as they realize all that needs to be done now that these devices are in the hands of a thief.
We've been warned that it's always a great idea to save your data. We are also told to keep track of credit card issuers, card numbers, and phone numbers in case they are lost and stole. These two pieces of advice can be combined to assure the safety of our information within our digital life. Read the full, and very interesting, article at http://www.gregarnette.com/blog/2012/03/stolen-macbook-and-ipad-re-affirms-cloud-backup-strategy/.