RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked

Subject: RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked
From: Kelly Parr <kparr -at- Vertica -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 16:02:40 +0000

It seems like I have a bazillion passwords, so I keep them in a password-protected Excel spreadsheet on a flash drive attached to my keychain. I have never yet lost my keys, but if I did, the person who found them would have to get through the first Excel-password barrier, and then figure out individual passwords based on my hints.

I am not worried about my bank accounts; they're protected, but I would not be happy if someone hacked into one of my social-media accounts and, posing as me, wrote to my company's board of directors, asking for money because I was stranded in France without my passport (yes, this happened on Fakebook).

The challenge is *my* remembering my hints, so a lock box is a good idea (especially in the event of a fire). Or I could lock a dupe flash drive in the glove box of my car.


-----Original Message-----
Andrew Warren wrote:

> 1. Your credit cards, cash, and keys to your house and car are
> presumably as valuable to you as your LinkedIn password. If your purse
> or pocket is safe enough for those things, it's also safe enough to
> hold a sheet of paper or a small notebook containing all your usernames
> and passwords. If your desk at home is safe enough to hold credit-card
> and bank statements, your PC with all your financial records on it,
> etc., then it too is safe enough for a small notebook.

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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: Andrew Warren
RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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