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Friday, July 17, 2009

some very good advice

don't think YOU are safe. you are not. everyone is at risk. i know this from experience.

BE SAFE

Twitter's security breach: a reminder to choose and use web passwords wisely.
Someone who goes by the name of "Hacker Croll" breached the cloud computing accounts of one or more Twitter employees, and obtained access to extremely sensitive personal and corporate documents. I won't link to the documents, but they're floating around. I first read about the breach on the New York Times "Bits" blog.

This seems as good a time as any to remind everyone about choosing and managing passwords wisely. The New York Times' Gadgetwise blog has a helpful post up today along those lines. Snip:

The lesson Twitter employees are learning the hard way is a lesson for us all. If you use cloud services for personal or work purposes, you need to:

* Use strong passwords
* Use a different password for each of your accounts
* Pick tough security questions
* Keep your passwords and answers to security questions to yourself.........

2 comments:

Malicious Intent said...

I get so insane about passwords, because I have a serious case of CRS and it seems everything you use today requires a password. So naturally I have a stock of passwords, a small one...so I don't forget them. It's so annoying the lengths we as a society must go to protect ourselves from ourselves.

a rose is a rose said...

i got norton 360 recently. it remembers my passwords. my security has been breached more than once. i have nothing so it's not like they're gonna get anything worthwhile

i had another protection for my laptop but it obviously didn't work. i guess if they want in bad enough NOTHING will work