RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked

Subject: RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked
From: "Will Husa Documentation Solutions" <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
To: "'Lauren'" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 17:02:23 -0500

How about storing your username and passwords in an Excel file instead?


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Will Husa
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Behalf Of Lauren
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 4:47 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked

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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Follow-Ups:

References:
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
Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Lauren

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