Q: Is there a way to know if someone has actually read my text messages? I send them, and people don't always reply. So maybe they are just not getting my texts. A: If you use Facebook Messenger (and similar services), you have probably grown accustomed to knowing when your message has been read and when people are actively writing you back. But many people don't like their friends and colleagues to know when their texts have been read because it feels like an invasion of privacy.
Cyber-security is much like driving a car: one accident can change everything, sending ripples of misfortune through every aspect of your life. Protecting your devices may seem excessive, even silly. Do you really need two-factor identification? Aren't all those complicated passwords just a little annoying? Then someone drains your bank account.