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Security Starts With You! March 19, 2011

Posted by ismywebsite in general.
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I just finished recovering for a client their hacked account. Before anyone panics, no it had nothing to do with any version 4 security (as far as I can tell). Simply put, the password was similar to this:

abcabc123

Our security is only as good as the passwords you use. It does not matter how many levels of encryption I use, how complex of algorithms, how many different checks and balances there are around accounts, an insecure password renders them all rather mute.

Make sure your password contains symbols, numbers, letters in both cases, and minimal dictionary words or common acronyms. Do not write it down anywhere, and please don’t use the same password here as you use for other services.

Not only is someone getting into your account a threat to your data, but it’s a threat to our community if they decide to abuse the trust we’ve placed in you. Please do what you can to safeguard your data.

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