Millions of people have had their password exposed to hackers, millions of people use the same password in multiple places, and millions of people better change their generic password after a massive failure by Adobe to protect their data. A file, which is circulating around the internet with the name “users.tar.gz”, is being downloaded and used to create tools for people to check if their email address was on this list of users comprised. Facebook and other large companies have been mining the data and sending out warning emails to their users not to be using the same password on their applications as they did for Adobe. This is another reminder that a one step authentication method is susceptible to being comprised.
What are your thoughts on this massive breach, are you inspired to change your passwords? Has internet hacking negatively influenced your company’s productivity in the never ending struggle to find balance between ease of use and security?