When we hear about security breaches of big businesses, we understand immediately that there must be some value to the data they store, even if it's only email addresses the hackers get. But we rarely think about the value of our personal data sitting on our own digital devices.
To be quite honest, I've never really thought about it myself. I know the information and Apps I use on my devices are very valuable to me personally. I love the fact that I can access information at the push of a couple of buttons and love the convenience of being able to access information from anywhere. But you have to wonder, with the rise in malware and viruses on phones and tablets, what is it that hackers find so valuable? Why and how can so many companies and individuals afford to offer free Apps and push us to download the latest mind numbing game?