Lessons Learned from LinkedIn

Users are making it too easy for hackers. The password leakage from business social media site LinkedIn showed us that passwords are indeed the weakest link in terms of security. As this site (and those like it) are a growing part of business and marketing strategies, it is time IT professional find ways to circle the wagon and deploy defensive measures that still allow uses to benefit.


3 thoughts on “Lessons Learned from LinkedIn

  1. Strong passwords do not replace the need for other effective security control. People need to understand that neither the strength of your password or having it locked-up in some manager (even though might it be as strong as Fort Knox) will mean anything when it is stolen from the source! People need to be talking less about passwords and more about other steps that need to be implemented, like some form of 2FA were you can telesign into your account and have the security knowing you are protected if your password were to be stolen. This should be a prerequisite to any system that wants to promote itself as being secure. With this if they were to try to use the “stolen” password and don’t have your phone nor are on the computer, smartphone or tablet you have designated trusted, they would not be able to enter the account. This one of the biggest problems with internet security, people are still encouraged to rely on their password as if they were all that is needed.

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