Adobe Breach Shows You How Using The Same Password At Many Sites Can Make You And Your Clients More Vulnerable To Hackers And Real Crooks

Friday, November 15, 2013 09:51
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Adobe Breach Shows You How Using The Same Password At Many Sites Can Make You And Your Clients More Vulnerable To Hackers And Real Crooks

Tags: privacy; security

A programmer, acting on a dare from a friend, used a security weakness in Adobe's account system to find out his friend's Adobe account password and eventually parlayed that password into access to people's financial accounts.

 

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This story in shows the danger of using the same passwords for a lot of different sites, a common practice among consumers that advisor should eduate clients about to help them avoid being victims to identity fraud.    

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