Three Fundamental Laws of the Internet

Three fundamental laws of the Internet:

  1. Data Persists.
  2. Emails Escape.
  3. Passwords Break.

From which three injunctions follow:

  1. Don’t post or publish anything to the Internet that 5, 10, or 20 years from now you might not want people to see.
  2. Don’t write anything in a private email that you couldn’t bear to become public.
  3. Don’t be the weakest link in the chain: choose strong passwords, keep them secure, and change them regularly. (You can check the strength of your current passwords here and generate new ones here.)

One Response to Three Fundamental Laws of the Internet

  1. Reminds me of the old saying, “If man is basically good, why do we all have locks on our doors?”