Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Why not use same password everywhere? Gawker shows us.

Richi Jennings's picture   The Long View (Computerworld)

Gawker Media hack causes my friends to receive scammy begging email "from" me. Moral: don't forget about old email accounts when managing password risk.
The recent hack of Gawker Media's user database had a few people tsk-tsk'ing at that publication's security skills. Or lack of them. But that's just a pile of low-value blog comment accounts -- is there a greater worry we're missing? Are high-value enterprise accounts also at risk as a result? Here's a personal story of being hacked as a direct result of the Gawker compromise, in The Long View...

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