Stratfor's password paucity

Malcolm Turnbull was among many high-profile customers of security intelligence firm Stratfor to have their credit card details published online over the Christmas break. But as Lisa Vaas points out, it could have been avoided with better password selection.

Researchers studying the passwords exposed by the Christmas-day attack on the security firm Stratfor Global Intelligence say that many of the passwords have turned out to be "simple and easy to decode."

That assessment comes from Utah Valley University's Kevin Young, area IT director and an adjunct professor who teaches information security.


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