Thu, Jul 16 2009 20:31
Twitter hack raises questions about 'cloud computing'
Twitter hack raises questions about 'cloud computing' - CNN.com:
The twitter hack doesn't raise questions about cloud computing, it raises questions about how sucky of passwords we choose. I realized today on many of the web sites I go to, that I end up clicking through the reset password because I've forgotten the web site or I've forgotten to write it down. That's dumb on my part.
Do you know how many password keeper programs there are in the iPhone app store? On a device that many don't like to put a number passlock on it in the first place?
We still have a huge problem with passwords. We're not educating people on the use and good choices of passwords. And when we do go all up on the cloud like all our vendors do, we will have to stop getting away with these choices of "password" and lack of accountability and secure it with better passphrases. As i log into things on my Sister's iphone (like the wireless AP at home) and it annoys me that I picked caps, letters and numbers because I have to bounce around the dang keypad so much, we reinforce or encourage sucky passwords.
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