Wednesday, 18 March 2009

A Passworld Vault, As Mandatory As an AntiVirus??

Having a strong and diverse password everywhere is mandatory now. It is as mandatory as running anti-virus on a PC and having a working set of backups. Like backups and anti-virus, if you don’t have a strong and diverse password that is different on every website you visit, you have no right to complain if you get compromised because someone took down the one-stop yak shop. It is your own damned fault.

Skarang smua menda main online..dlam seminggu dua messenger aku slalu dpat message spam pasal pil kurus dari Oprah ape kebenda ntah...Yang takutnya....kalu dah password untuk yahoo mail dah compromised,...apa tah lagi menda lain..

Dah ler skarang ni..aku rasa ramai je orang macam aku..guna password sama untuk yahoo,hotmail,gmail, university mail, facebook, friendster, amazon, ebay, ONLINE BANKING!!!

woooo....giler bahaya...dah ler facebook slalu sangat kena hack skarang ni..apatah lagi friendster account yang memang trang lagi bersuluh takde secured encription data https...

Lepas aku baca kat pcworld and Zero Day-zdnet...terus aku pakai roboform ( an offline password manager) dan tukar segala jenis macam password yang critical,( yahoo account, google account, windows live, amazon, laptop password, friendster, facebook, ONLINE BANKING)...Roboform akan simpan password dlam laptop...So as long as aku ade Antivirus yang bagus (preferably famous paid ones like symantec, kaspersky), firewall and ad-aware, spyware,slamat la sikit dari pada segala jenis spammers yang kerjanya nak mencuri online identity and banking information je kerja....

"It's worrying that in three years very few computer users seem to have woken up to the risks of using weak passwords and the same ones for every site they visit," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.

"With social networking and other internet accounts now even more popular, there's plenty on offer for hackers and by using the same password to access Facebook, Amazon and your online bank account, you're making it much easier for them. Once one password has been compromised, it's only a matter of time before the fraudsters will be able to gain access to your other accounts and steal information for financial gain."

PC World, 11 March 09

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