Monday, March 16, 2009

8,000 User IDs Passwords Exposed on Scribd

The New York Times reports that as many as 8,000 usernames and passwords were exposed in what may have been a phishing attack result that was posted on Scribd. Original reports pointed to a potential Comcast connection, but Comcast has denied that idea.

What should horrify security minded readers is the quote from the gentleman, Kevin Andreyo who the article lists as an educational technology specialist in Reading, Pa., and a professor at Wilkes University who made the discovery: "That isn’t just my password for Comcast, it’s my password for everything that is not tied to my credit card".

How many of the people that you are responsible for could say the same thing?

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