This past weekend, the internet shed a collective tear for tech writer Mat Honan as his entire digital identity was eviscerated by hackers for no particular reason (unless you consider the fact that they liked his short Twitter handle, @mat, as a legitimate reason). In the wake of this Epic Hack, nearly every tech blog has offered suggestions on how to secure your online identity; here is a rundown of some of the best advice:

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iphone remote wipeImagine you are in your car using the GPS app on your smartphone to navigate through a city you’ve never been. All of a sudden your phone just shuts off. Without any error message or warning your phone goes black. When you power it back on, everything is gone: your contacts, photos, even the ability to make calls has be erased.

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