RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked

Subject: RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked
From: "Will Husa Documentation Solutions" <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 10:09:35 -0500

In case my Excel password file gets hacked, all of the passwords are listed
in code. For example: If a password is "Bacardi -at- Gold," then the password is
listed on my Excel sheet as "Hint: Rum."

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Will Husa
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Will Husa Documentation Solutions
Phone: 708.927.3569
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-----Original Message-----
From: Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com [mailto:Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 9:42 AM
To: will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com; lauren -at- writeco -dot- net;
techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked

I use a flash drive that only gets plugged-in when I need to look-up a
login. Although very secure, it's not technically perfect. Anything that
gets displayed on the screen has to be held in memory on the machine
operating the monitor. I believe the memory is fairly volatile, so it's a
pretty impractical attack method.

-BH

-----Original Message----- From: Will Husa

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

-----Original Message----- From: Lauren

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.


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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
RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Will Husa Documentation Solutions
RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Brian.Henderson

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