Changing Passwords. How About Right Now?

Posted on April 15, 2014 in hntbh, Uncategorized - 0 comments - 0

There is almost always a story in the headlines about a new technical vulnerability – Target, eBay, Facebook, Yahoo, etc… Big companies can be hacked, too. Here’s a helpful article explaining what to do in a Heartbleed situation.

HNTBH Solution:
•  Change your passwords
•  Change them now
•  Change all of them

There is good reason to change passwords frequently. In fact, most corporate business networks require users to change their password every 90 days. This is usually for the end users and rarely for the system-to-system accounts.

A vulnerability in a so-called secure network makes it possible for any account (specifically using HTTPS with OpenSSL, but let’s not get into details here…) to become exposed and accessed by someone other than the original user. That is always bad news. Hint: use varied capitalizations, numbers, and symbols to make an extra strong password.

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James has been in technology and information security since 1996, and has worked at both the hardcore technical areas (installing the wires and boxes), and has spent the last decade building and leading global information security professionals. James is a published inventor (encryption privacy related patent), a regular speaker, a leader in the information security field, and a passionate father.

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