Strong Passwords not needed you think? Think again.

[tweetmeme source=”franscomputerservices” only_single=false]To see why strong or secure passwords are really important, check out the following 3 page article at arstechnica.com:

Anonymous speaks: the inside story of the HBGary hack

Most frustrating for HBGary must be the knowledge that they know what they did wrong, and they were perfectly aware of best practices; they just didn’t actually use them. Everybody knows you don’t use easy-to-crack passwords, but some employees did. Everybody knows you don’t re-use passwords, but some of them did. Everybody knows that you should patch servers to keep them free of known security flaws, but they didn’t.

Just a word to the wise, use secure/strong passwords, and don’t reuse passwords for anything.

It may be a little frustrating, but being hacked would be much more frustrating…

Must read article especially since these were supposedly security experts and they were taken down by simply not using security best practices.

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