Andrew Watson, Royal Society Research Professor at the University of East Anglia, says in the Times today:-
We non-media-savvy scientists at the University of East Anglia have learnt a hard lesson this week…
Indeed, and a significant part of that lesson should be don’t leave email on the servers for years! I mean, really, how stupid is that?
But it made me wonder – is this because they used webmail? I don’t, and I never have, because I’ve never been convinced it’s secure and I’ve never seen the point. My email client is set to delete mail from the server as soon as it’s downloaded; I believe that’s the only sensible way. OK, my email has no value to hackers, but a small part Continue reading