June is National Internet Safety Month in the United States, and we’re celebrating by revisiting some of the foundations of Internet and digital security. To kick things off, let’s talk about passwords.
By now you’ve probably seen the news that Facebook’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was caught using “dadada” as a password to his social accounts. This password was among more than 100 million that showed up in a LinkedIn database that was compromised in 2012. Hackers then used these exposed LinkedIn credentials to attempt to access other accounts associated with the known data of the users. Unfortunately for Zuckerberg, hackers were able to take control of his Twitter and Pinterest accounts, because he had used the same credentials for all of them.
Here’s a quick sheet you can use to help you with password questions: Password Tips