Zuckerberg’s Poor Password and LinkedIn ‘s Security Breach
Early this morning, we were greeted by the news of Mark Zuckerberg’s hacked accounts. This could be just another hacking news until my buddy Clinton Garcia, pointed out in his comment about the poor password.
Apparently, according to this news report, another possible reason aside from the poor password, is the 2012 LinkedIn hack. If reports are to be believed, 167M accounts were compromised. Security experts assumed Zuckerberg did not only use a poor password, but he also used the same password in his other accounts.
With LinkedIn being mentioned in the news, I remember below email w/c I almost ignored.
What You Can Do
It is wise to immediately do the following:
- Change your LinkedIn password; use a combination of special character, upper/lowercase. letters and numbers
- Use the two step verification
- Use a different password for your other accounts
If you are an info sec specialist, feel free to share more tips.
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