Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked

Subject: Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:47:17 -0700

I use an assortment of passwords and email addresses. For some accounts and access, I use a random password generator, but I do have old accounts that I set up years ago, like LinkedIn, where I do not always remember the email address or password that I used when I set up the account. I finally got back into LinkedIn, but I do not know what password I used there.

I have commented on and set up accounts on various sites and I do not always remember my old usernames, email addresses, or passwords, but that information is stored in the various browsers that I have used with the sites. Is there some sort of application that can safely store all of this information without exposing me to security risks?

Also, with the LinkedIn hack, there could be some phishing and spoofing later where some people may inadvertently give up an email address and password to someone else, and that can open the door to various forms of hacking.

On 6/6/2012 2:04 PM, Mark Giffin wrote:

I make up a different password for every account, while using the same email for most of them.

On 6/6/2012 1:59 PM, Lauren N. Hart wrote:
Is that the same password for more than one account, or the same email and password combination?

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Goldstein

If anyone's still using a single password for more than one account, this is your wake-up call.

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OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Ron Hearn
Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Lauren
RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Lauren N. Hart
Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Mark Giffin

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