My Not So Secure Data
June 10, 2011
I’m not a retail-therapy kind of gal. I don’t love window-shop wandering. If there is something I’m in the market for, I’d rather get in and get out as quickly as possible. For me, online shopping is a never-get-out-of-my-pajamas answered prayer.
Regarding online security, typing my personal information into a website does not feel any more or less scary then handing my credit card to a waiter at a restaurant or swiping it through the machine at the gas station. There will always be unscrupulous folks ready to take advantage of others and they will always find new ways to do it.
Unless I want to go all cash for every purchase, my information will always be vulnerable, but no more vulnerable than if my wallet is stolen. I don't want to live in fear. I take the usual precautions and hope for the best, kind of like filing my taxes every year and hoping it’s not my turn for an audit.
—Lisa is a former comedy writer for television. She now writes about her funny family at her blog Smacksy.com.