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From: robert.portvliet at gmail.com (Robert Portvliet)
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 09:34:11 -0400

Actually my favourite quotes from that article are:

#1 "It turned out that Goldenberg, who was rapidly promoted to vice
president before his March 2008 arrest, had used his knowledge of her and
her family ?* including pet names and children's birth dates *? to guess
e-mail passwords."

#2 "Our business has been changed forever," Suttenberg said. "*Customers
that used to trust us with information are now afraid to tell us anything
for fear of being compromised."*


If you're using the things described in #1 for passwords you're going to end
up with a lot of #2.... ;)








On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 6:02 AM, Robin Wood <dninja at gmail.com> wrote:

This article shows the power of doing social media and meta data
reconnaissance on your company/clients. If a sales exec can guess
passwords then hackers should be able to.


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gZwj2Dea2skHEQ9tImHyTgDhacOAD992J1T00

One line that stands out for me is:

"The victims estimate he cost them more than $10 million in lost
business and security-improvement expenses."

Because of his nasty hacking they had to spend money on security
improvements.

Robin
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