posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 11:39 PM
reply to post by lostbook
To me it lowers security, because now if someone hacks into my Google account, they would not just have information on my gmail account, but also my
Look at the concept of compartmentalization as a means of security in the military industrial complex. Companies and people are only given bits and
pieces and they may not know how it all fits together.
The concept of linking different types of information about yourself (cell phone number and e-mail account for example) is exactly the opposite idea,
it's bundling more and more information about you in a single place, making it easier and easier for people to impersonate you, steal your identity,
and if they now know your cell phone number in addition to your e-mail account, the could even spoof your cell phone.
Hopefully Google has better security than Target did, but Target wasn't the first and it won't be the last corporate database hacked, so I think it's
not a good idea to put too much information about yourself in one repository if you can avoid it.
edit on 17-2-2014 by Arbitrageur because: clarification