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LinkedIn Password Breach: 9 Facts Key To Lawsuit
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Number 6,
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7/24/2012 | 4:08:57 PM
re: LinkedIn Password Breach: 9 Facts Key To Lawsuit
RE #8 and 9- Another question is what the bad guys can do once they have the passwords.

This is like the identify theft problem where a bad guy with a name, birthdate, and social security number can get a credit card. The focus has been on protecting those 3 pieces of data but NOT on how easily they can use the data to get a credit card.

Really secure sites check IP addresses and ask for additional verification if the logon is from a new location.
Mark532010
Mark532010,
User Rank: Moderator
6/28/2012 | 8:33:32 PM
re: LinkedIn Password Breach: 9 Facts Key To Lawsuit
It is still early in the process and I don't think LinkedIn has revealed many details yet but my guess is that they followed the classic management fallacy of too much "world class security" worries and too little worries about the mundane practical details that are the root cause of most breakins...Default passwords, unpatched servers, unwatched security consoles, unknown services running, elevated rights, unwatched file changes, etc. Its not sexy and the "World class experts" don't spend much time down there but that's where most of these problems are allowed to happen.


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