Posts tagged ‘social engineering’

My password is my kid’s name…what’s wrong with that?

December 14, 2011
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Your bank, video subscription, webmail provider and classic car forums all require a password. However, not to worry, you have the perfect solution! You use the same password for each website – your favorite ice hockey team and your favorite player’s jersey number.

Your company makes your change your password every ninety days. They make you use eight characters including three of four choices of an upper case letter, a lower case letter, a number and a special character.  Again, no problem!  Your son’s name is Jayden and he was born in ’05 so you combine the two and voila! Jayden05 fulfils all the requirements and it’s easy to remember. And when you need to change it, you have three more kids, a spouse, yourself, your parents’ name, and birth year to use. Easy peasy!

This method seems foolproof except for a couple important things… Read more ►