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Monday, January 12, 2009

What is your password policy? It might not lead to your “happiness”.

Having a strong password policy is one of the first things you should work on, whether personal or corporate. If you need an example of poor password policy then just look at all of the articles and blogs referencing Twitter’s recent hack.

A hacker was able to get admin access into Twitter and take over accounts from the likes of President-elect Obama, Britney Spears and many others. The hacker was able to do this because a certain Twitter employee had the password “happiness” and Twitter has no policy for locking an account after multiple failed login attempts.

This is just one of the epic fails in this case but quite possibly the biggest. Have a strong password policy because if you don’t, it will cost you.

posted by holliday at 3:27 pm  

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