LinkedIn, eHarmony Headlines Latest Hacked Roll Call
With breaches at LinkedIn and eHarmony reaching a combined 8 million users, there has been renewed attention towards using strong passwords and using different passwords for different sites. The infographic from security firm Rapid7 below demonstrates, demonstrates the dangers of weak passwords.
If you are concerned about having to remember different passwords for an endless number of sites, there are password manager solutions that are reviewed in PC World and Top Ten Reviews or you can use free tools such as Bitmill to generate a password for you.
Since our last issue, the who’s who of hacking victims just got bigger with the Pentagon, the Supreme Court, the CIA, Department of Justice headlining a list that also includes(by row) Selena Gomez, the Quebec Liberal Party, the North Las Vegas Police Department, Eurovision, Pirate Bay, Warner Brothers, eHarmony, Bitcoin, Tumblr, IBM, LinkedIn, the UK Information Minister, Independence Hall, the Florida legislature, Mitt Romney, the UK Information Office,Kristen Ritter, the Chicago Police and Last.fm.