EBay Breached & Password Security

May 21, 2014

Lombard, IL - Another week and another major security breach. Hackers appear to once again stolen a large number of passwords from a major US company. EBay is urging users to change your passwords and if you use the password on other sites you should change those as well.


Passwords are an important aspect of computer security. A poorly chosen password may result in unauthorized access and/or exploitation of of your company's resources. Identify theft is on the rise in today's changing worlds. Other recent breaches at Adobe, Twitter and Zappos illustrate the importanance of having unique and complex passwords. Given the number of passwords we manage for access to email, banking, social media and retailers this is no easy task. 


There are several important steps to take to ensure you are protected including:


1. Ensuring that your company policy clearly defines and enforces a best practice password policy.

2. Educating users about password best practices via a comprehensive Security Awareness Program.


Read more about the breach on USA Today.


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